Please can anyone tell me who would be likely to get a Hip Replacement? eg. Do I need to be 80 years old and in a wheelchair, Have had pain for 15 years and now so sick of it,if the NHS does not provide anything, I would use a bank loan and seek private treatment. Am 60 years old, and used to walk 5 hours a day as a postman.
Hip replacement criteria: Please can anyone... - Arthritis Action
The answer to your question is no, I had my hip replacement at the age of 32, after years of suffering, and its still going strong. I had it done at Stanmore Hospital, Dr Sara Muirhead-Allwood, absolutley the most incredible surgeon.
Get back to your GP and insist on a referral to a consultant. Good Luck.
Hi Damien so sorry that you have been suffering for so long. I was 49 when I had my hip replacement and I had my knee replaced at 51. I am 53 now, I don't understand why drs want to wait we need our quality of life now not later, to make someone suffer for years is wrong. I hope you can find some relief soon.
I had my hip replacement 4 days ago I'm 65 I was fit and healthy before the pain started I saw an NHS hip specialist in Decmber and he put me on his list straight away I had suffered for 10 months and the hip joint was completely worn
You have been in pain so long it's awful you shouldn't need to go private
I wish you all the very best
Am due to see GP on Thursday. Am starting to write down how the pain is affecting my life.EG have started drinking beer to relieve the pain. This is certainly not the answer, but the Pregabalin tablets are no use now, and very much believe painkillers or drink are not the answer. Thinking of just handing my opinions on paper to the Doctor Thank you again, Cat.
That's absolutely ridiculous that things have been left so long that you need alcohol to help with the pain
Have they done an X-ray MRI steroid injections physio ? My hip was completely worn and bone rubbing on bone the pain was excruciating
Yes good to write it down
Tell them everything
Please let me know good luck
I have needed knee replacements for over 7 years and they are getting so bad now I fear I will end up in a wheelchair. I used to walk every where and work full time before I injured my knees on the ice one winter and arthritis started. Now I can just about stand up and can't go any where without crutches and having to keep sitting down and can no longer work. over 7 years ago I was told by consultant that my left knee needed replacing but I was "too fat and too young" (his words) since then my right knee was injured after taking the strain and now needs replacing too and I have arthritis in my neck, shoulders and wrists due to using crutches for so long. The NHS is short sighted. If they had helped heal my left knee when I first injured it those years ago I would not have the mobility issues I have now and would still be working and contributing. Sorry this sounds bitter but I am.
You are so right hebden. It is very short sighted. I have struggled with a knee injury for over a year. When the other knee started hurting as well I went to a chiropractor. She has made a huge difference. I am just hoping it did not go on for too long for a proper recovery. I do not understand why treatment like this is not available on the NHS. It would be very cost effective.