Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Anterior Approach Hip Replacement

Saw the dentist this morning and he doesn't know what is wrong with my jaw.  He thinks it may be my tooth but it isn't conclusive.  It also may be due to the fact that I grind my teeth.  Going to watch it awhile and see it it gets any worse.  I have a crown on that side of my mouth and it may be that tooth and might need a root canal.  He wants to be very proactive since I'm looking at a hip replacement soon and you have to be extra careful that you don't have any kind of infection when you have surgery.

Speaking of surgery......I have been investigating this surgery and there is a new procedure called the anterior approach.  It requires a 2-3 day stay in hospital and you leave walking.  No therapy time involved.  No pain.
This is because they go through the front of the hip and do not cut through any muscle.  This speeds up recovery and healing extensively.

I sent the doctor an email and I'm going to call later today.  I want to see if I am a candidate (most people are) and see where to go from there.  Ron and I can fly to Houston, have the surgery and be home in about 4 days.  It would be so worth to me if I could do it.  I'd be able to have the second hip done a lot sooner too.  Keep your fingers crossed that I can make this happen!!!!!!

6 comments:

Aunt Betsy said...

I hope you are able to have the easier type of surgery! No pain and no therapy sounds good. Anxious to hear what your Dr thinks.

paisely brook said...

well you aren't the only one who grinds their teeth. I have gone through two mouth guards. Let me know when you are having hip surgery and I will see if I can come and help with Mike.

Olga said...

Prayers coming your way for everything to work out.

Deb said...

Grinding teeth not good. That alternative hip surgery sounds good though. Have to look that up and see how they do that.

You take care of yourself.

Hugs from sunny but nippy Canada

Mario said...

Interesting article! I have a quick question about some of the information you have on the anterior approach and can't find your contact info. Please email me at mtrucillo(at)recallcenter(dot)com when you have a moment. Thanks!

Lisa researching cataract surgery said...

Best of luck with your surgery!