Is there anyone that had Perthes go through a Direct Anterior Hip Replacement. My son is 26. He is researching the Anterior Hip Replacement or a biological hip from a donor. Dr.s say his hip is too far gone for a POA.
I've not had a hair replacement yet, but yesterday I went to the hospital to see my othapedics specialist and I've been given the okay for a full hip replacement in 22 yrs old only information I've been given is that it will be done this year so I will keep you posted.
Hi Val, I hope your sons operation went well. I am 29 years old and have been told by an orthopeadic surgeon a hip replacement is my only option now, so I am also looking to hear from people who have had replacements in their 20's. I was diagnosed with Perthes age 7 and have coped up to now, but the pain/limitations on life have become too much. All the evidence seems to suggest that young patients get great outcomes from full replacements. All the best to your son.
Mike is 3 weeks out of having a hip replacement. He is walking with a cane, but doesn't really need it much. Just there for just in case. His gate looks normal, no more gimp walk. He even looks taller because he walks differently. Hip doesn't hurt at all. Knee is a little sore as the doctor lengthened his leg and his muscles are having to get used to it. I will tell you that he is VERY diligent at doing his PT, several times a day. This is a must. Looks like he will be heading back to med school in about a month and a half.