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Life After A Hip Replacement

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Hour 2: About one in five people who break a hip after age 50 die within a year. And even survivors face a tough road to recovery. We’ll talk this hour about options available to patients who suffer a broken hip with Dr. Alan Jones of Baylor Medical Center and Dr. William Tucker of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. This conversation is part of “The Broken Hip,” a KERA Breakthroughs series following North Texans and their families who have experienced this dramatic life change.
 

  • Ann Taylor

    I need hip replacement but I am wary of the anethesia.

    • Renda

      If you need it badly enough you’ll forget about anesthesia I was in so much excruciating pain when I fell I would nearly have done anything for relief….

  • Ann Taylor

    I need hip replacement but I am wary of the anethesia.

  • Renda

    I broke my hip two months& three weeks ago. I feel that I am doing great…I am very active and have always been! I need to know what I should slow down on…lifting? Stepping? any types housework to be careful of? I grew concerned about my activity level after hearing the Broken Hip program yesterday!

  • Renda

    I broke my hip two months& three weeks ago. I feel that I am doing great…I am very active and have always been! I need to know what I should slow down on…lifting? Stepping? any types housework to be careful of? I grew concerned about my activity level after hearing the Broken Hip program yesterday!

    • Shannon Stigler

      Renda, it depends a lot on the location of your break. Consult your physician for any precautions you should adhere to while you heal. An occupational therapist can also provide you with ways to incorporate those precautions into your daily activities so that you continue to heal and rehabilitate successfully.

  • Ann Taylor

    thanks Renda. Fortunately I do not have a break but KNOW from x-rays I need a new hip. I have made an appointment.

  • Renda

    If you need it badly enough you’ll forget about anesthesia I was in so much excruciating pain when I fell I would nearly have done anything for relief….

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