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    Bad news , I'm done.

    After a visit to a team of REDO ortho surgeons in Saratoga the past two days and a battery of tests the Total Hip Replacement done 16 months ago has loosened uo in the femoral portion of the device . I have been in excruciating pain the past 5 days . For the past 16 months this has gotten progressively worse , first thay. Though a tendon was impinged , then they thought it was a nerve issue and after 2 nerve blocks and one libe shot no change .then it was thought to be a muscle. Issue . I did NOTHING to cause the loosening . No falls , no jumping , nothing

    PROBLEM was diagnosed that the femoral part of the unit was TOO short . This was a judgement call during initial surgery basd on evaluations BUT being too short in did not angulate properly in the femoral bone cavity and moved causing additional bone growth at the top of the head of the unit causing mondo pain .

    So the redo team has seen this many times , it is a team of 10 orthos , one of which is a former teammate of my son . They did a battery of test yestrday and today in Saratoga , iam now home 200 miles north and will have a bone density test then return for a final data analysis of all the tests and the talk about scheduling of a new surgery to replace the femoral unit . He will creat a small window on. The site and go in

    so by the time this all heals ip and rehab is completed i will be 75 and have missed 2 1/2 seasons so returning to this even if a highly sucessful rehab will be a major lift . Golf will also be out probably this summer till this heals



    so its been a good run , i am thankful for the past 40 plus yrs of sliding sports and will still hang out here to enjoy everyones experiences and of course to bust your chops,on
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    Sorry to hear about the issues with your hip replacement Warp. I hope you have a successful 2nd surgery and all goes well. As far as skiing in the future, never say never.

    Good luck, keep us posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scruffy View Post
    Sorry to hear about the issues with your hip replacement Warp. I hope you have a successful 2nd surgery and all goes well. As far as skiing in the future, never say never.

    Good luck, keep us posted.
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    Update : had 6 week ck up , all xrays show solid implant, properly aligned with no issues . Now driving snd walking 8 blocks a day with cane. Go to pt 3 times a week going well.in addition to beaucoup exercises and stretch am doing two machines for 30 minutes . I am now able to sleep on both sides in a bed ,no longer limited to sleeping on my back .

    Best of all that damned fissure that was intensly painful for 8 hrs a day has healed after botoxing and a 200 dollar salve that my damned insurance refused to pay ( bastards ��). So life is better . Doc says i can use my irons and wedges in the late summer , no silly stick till nect season tho . These reconstruction surgeries take longer to rehab than a first instance surgery But. The good news is i am on pace with the weekly goals for 7 weeks FOR FIRST INSTANCE SURGERIES in terms of what i am able to do .

    so far so good ��
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    Sad to hear this too! Always enjoyed you input and you graciously shared your story and it was cool to see you return. Hope things go better this second time around. Best wishes!

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    Man, sorry to hear this Warp. I wish you the best with the new surgery and hope you beat all odds on best case scenarios of recovery.

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    Hey you can ski in your 80s.. keep your head up


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    Quote Originally Posted by mriceyman View Post
    Hey you can ski in your 80s.. keep your head up


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    Sorry to hear that.
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