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Hip replacement next step?

I have had extreme pain in lower back for last two years which radiates down left leg.  Recently was told my left hip has no cartiledge just bone on bone.  Had hip injections in both hips last week.  Great relief for 4 days but now pretty miserable.  I want hip replacement for relief especially when they say I have severe hip arthritis.  How have others dealt with this?
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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 129
    I have Osteoarthritis for almost 10 years now.  It slowly wears down your joints until they become bone on bone. Thats when it is most painful.  I had both of my shoulders totally replaced in 2010, and then I had 1 hip totally replaced in 2011 and one in 2013.

    Hip surgery and recovery is really pretty straight forward.  I was up and around about 4 weeks after surgery and driving about that same time.  Back to work in 5 weeks and my hips have been great since.
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
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  • hello beulah

    i was wondering what you decided about hip surgery? and, how have you been doing lately? 
    i know the decision to have surgery is not an easy one. it definitely takes a lot of moral support because you will have to depend on others for a while.
    please keep us posted on how you are doing.

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  • hi beulah

    i am so sorry, i gave you the wrong welcome link. new computer!!

    welcome to arthritis-health and how to start using our system
    Sandra
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  • hello beulah

    i was wondering if you ever had hip replacement? and, how are you doing?
    i know the decision to have surgery is not an easy one but sometimes we just don't have a choice.
    please keep us posted on how you are doing.

    please click on the welcome link below for more useful information.

    welcome to spine health

    all new members should take the system tutorial
    Sandra
    Veritas-Health Forum Moderator
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    Please read my  Medical History
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