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Patients Osteoarthritis

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Good advisor

Surgery can be an option for those patients with osteoarthritis who have shown no signs of improvement after being treated by pain medication, physical therapy, natural remedies, weight loss and exercise.

Have you already undergone joint replacement surgery? At what moment did the doctor prescribe it to you? How old were you and how effective the surgery was in relieving your pain?

Thank you in advance for sharing your experiences.

Beginning of the discussion - 3/16/18

Surgery for osteoarthritis
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Scheduled for double hip replacement tried everything and they have worn away to virtually nothing! Leading to urgent referral.  62 yrs old

Surgery for osteoarthritis
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I went to doctor asked for an X-ray as I was starting to limp, I was then 49 she threw form at me saying I was too young for a hip problem. X-ray came back needed one ! Waited a year in agony at the end I couldn’t walk pain was so bad. Now need shoulder replacement same thing went for x Ray In January was seen by consultant in November I was in with him minuets, he didn’t even look up from computer screen, was looking at X-ray just said you need replacement give you 3 months to make mind up felt like a lump of meat he couldn’t have cared less

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I had both hips replaced in 2003, five months apart. I had been in agony before. couldn't walk, sit, stand or lie down without the pain. I walked with crutches. After the ops I was like a new person. All the pain had gone and I could start living my life again. The best thing I have ever done.I was 57 years old.

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I have had 2 discs replaced in my neck and 2 total knee replacements due to severe arthritis , one doctor said no to new knee so was referred to a centre for arthritics where the doctor looked at MRI images and I was bone on bone ,he asked me why did I have such advanced osteoarthritis for my age to which I replied I don’t know you tell me as you are the specialist 

This has all happened to me between ages 49 and 52 and now I am suffering badly with degenerative disease in my lower back but I have been told that I will have to live with this pain as I have had all that the pain clinic can offer and they have discharged me

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