Endorsed by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons! Whether you or a relative have recently had a hip replacement or are considering or planning the surgery, this book offers help! 100 Questions & Answers About Hip Replacement gives authoritative, practical answers to your questions about the causes of joint disease and the details of surgery to relieve pain and improve function of the hip. This book provides sources of support from both the doctor s and patient s viewpoints. Dr. Fischer, an expert orthopedic surgeon, covers topics such as hip disease, diagnosis, treatment options, surgery, risks, and possible complications. An invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of hip replacement!
Informed consent and making the most
By Newlpost "Newlpost" - April 24, 2010
A book like this is hard to put into a neat heading. Nobody reads this kind of stuff for fun (unless you are a bit weird). Fear may well be the biggest incentive. Should I do this? Friends don't help. They tell single second hand misquotings and pander to the fear or to optimism, both misguided.
Reading a scientific accounting with historical annotation puts most readers to sleep and, frankly, misinforms by way of obfuscation and a tendency to avoid judgement. That makes unequal opposing arguments sound equal.
This is a good way to approach this subject for the to-be patient, vacillating limping gobbling pills person longing for their life back (remember those hikes through the mountains?), or loved one of someone at risk. People have questions. I can't imagine what relevant question isn't included (though even numbers always make me suspicious, why not 97 questions?). Simple, break down the bigger ones into smaller until a nice number rolls out.
This book is a must read for anyone that is considering a hip replacement operation.
I had a hip replacement in August of 2011. After reading this book, I went into the operation with a good knowledge of what to expect.
My hospital had a pre-op class before the actual surgery which I highly recommend attending if you are offered a chance.
I would recommend two things that are not in the book. First, purchase a pair of water shoes that you can wear when you take a shower - the water shoes prevent you from slipping and falling in the shower. The second item is sets of bed riser to raise the height of your bed and sitting chair. The raised height of the bed will aid you getting in and out of bed or your sitting chair.
Great book about hip replacement
By Jeff Whitaker - July 20, 2011
This is a great book if you are interested in getting a hip replacement. There are only a select amount of people that need a hip replaced during a specific time. You would only buy or read this book if you are in the market for a new hip. I've always thought if you needed to know any information, a simple internet search could suffice many questions about any topic really. Plus, if you are having hip pain, make an appointment with your doctor and then ask him any questions you have or just go to a website like [...] and research your answers online. Decent book otherwise.
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