You might just need a lube job in the joint to free it up. Maybe a PM like your trucks get is all you need.
I had a great weekend & last Sunday was my Grandson Jacks 9th Birthday & we all had lunch at the Ale house (the kids always want to go there because they have banana french toast, while us grown up have beer) anyway we had a great time & to top the day off the NZ All Blacks rugby team was there & my Grandson had a photo taken with the Captain & other team members, the look of excitement & pleasure on Lil Jacks face was priceless & I will never forget it, worth more than all the money in the world. Well that was the good part, now the bad part I had to go back up to Auckland yesterday to have a xray of my left hip which I had replaced 5 yrs this coming November, the surgeon told me that they are worried about it & need to check it out because a few have been known to have failed he said mine is a Titanium one & could be leaving tiny slivers of metal which is bad & he might have to replace I am happy with it & so far have had no troublewith it I should know in a few weeks, I have all my fingers & toes crossed because I am not looking forward to the thought of going through surgery again.
kiwiray down under.
My wife had (2) knee replacements.
She had to have them replaced a few months apart due to the therapy that has to be done.
However before the Doc agreed to replace the first one she was told to drop a lot of weight.
Seems they ware out fast if the candidate is over weight.
Reflecting back she is happy she had them both replaced,she can walk & and even run.
Somethings she had real difficulty with,when her knees were worn out rubbing bone,on bone.
I will have to wait awhile Apo before I find out if they will redo my hip, I am also waiting to have a left knee replacement & I can,t wait to have that as I am so sick of the pain from fluid build up & the Arthritis, I guess patience is a virtue & I will get my new knee one day.
Kiwiray down under.
Well from my wife's experience.
The therapy after the replacement is the most important part of the process.
My sister-in-law didn't do any & her knee froze up, where her doctor says they will have to open it up again.
My wife says she thinks her doctor has to open the joint to manipulate it,then sew it up to heal.
After that she will have to do the therapy,or the same will happen again.
Just wanted to give you a heads up,if you didn't know.
Thanks for the advice Apo it's much appreciated I have heard that knee replacement is harder than hip replacement & it takes a lot longer to get over than the hip, I had my hip done on a Wednesday afternoon & they had me up walking at 9.00am the next day, the hardest part was taking that first step because the brain kept saying you can't move you have just had surgery, but I took the first step & must admit the pain I was expecting never happened & the hip job was a piece of cake & I have had no trouble with it at all, when I say I am not looking forward to having them operate on the hip again it's only because I will have to go back up to Auckland for the op & be stuck up there for a week or two, I hate & detest the place.
kiwiray down under.
m y wife had the Titanium one put in 10 years ago, and like you , she has never had a problem.
Thank God Medical science is so advanced these days.
The hip operation; would it require a higher dosing of that wonderful stuff you've been wanting off of for so long?
If the Titanium bit was supposed to be so "high tech", how come it's dissolving so quickly?
For you (not) looking to having to be in Auckland for a week, well for me to understand the awfulness of such locale, I merely think of Los Angeles, Calif., and how I would HATE to have to spend any time there, much less a week or more, so I can see your point.
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medical (midieval) science. Yes, there have been some improvements however the medical "profession" is still referred to as "a Practice".