Hi all –
New member here. I have lurked for a while while I was deciding what to do about my osteoarthritis (both hips). I did PT, but nothing else. I eventually decided to get total hip replacements, and so far I don’t regret not trying some of the many other options.
My surgery was originally scheduled for April 1, but COVID got in the way. Now I am scheduled to have my right hip replaced tomorrow, and assuming all goes well my left about 3 months later. I am both excited and a bit nervous, but I feel like I have a good doctor (Dr. Kreuzer of INOV8 in Houston) and I am ready to start this new chapter in my life.
I am embarrassed to say I don’t know much about my new hip, other than it is “small ball” and ceramic, which Dr. Kreuzer chose due to my age (61) and desire to get back to running. He told me I could do whatever I want post surgery, run, bike, ski, as long as I felt comfortable, and said they should last 30 years. I was so ecstatic to hear that (I had heard many different things, including OF COURSE you shouldn’t run on your new hips) that I didn’t ask many other questions.
I will ask tomorrow what I am getting – I am hoping they are the Nike Carbon Fiber 2000’s. 😉
Thanks to all of you who have inspired me and given me hope. I will keep you posted and can’t wait to begin running again. I have missed it so.