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It’s going to be an afternoon operation so I can have a hearty breakfast just as long as it’s finished by 7.30am. Then nothing except black tea, coffee or water until 10.30. 1,563 more words

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Pre-Assessment, Parties and Packing

The day after the consultation I am back at the hospital for the Pre-Assessment meeting.

First, I see a cheerful nurse who spends what seems like hours going over my health history and outlining the stages involved in the operation. 1,084 more words

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The consultation: questions, question, questions.

I spend a lot of time before July 10th scouring websites and blogs, to give myself enough information to understand what all my choices are, and to formulate useful questions that went rather deeper than ‘Will it hurt much? 1,028 more words

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In search of a surgeon

In the gym, during one of the hospital physio sessions after my right hip arthroscopy in April, I fell into conversation with a German woman who had just had the same operation as me. 932 more words

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Backstory: Dysplasia in the DNA

July 2003 – I’ve been playing tennis twice a day all summer on a hard court. One lunchtime I notice a nagging muscle pain running from my left hip down to the knee. 1,036 more words

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VanDerGinst Law Invesitgating Artificial Hip Replacements

VanDerGinst Law is investigating complaints of failures related to artificial hip replacements.  Johnson & Johnson’s artificial joint replacement company DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. has issued a recall of two hip replacement products because of higher failure rates that necessitated second surgeries. 396 more words

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