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Aug. 22, 2008
OldGlove
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hip Replacements

First, "The Wood"---Thanks for you insight and the time you took to share it with me. Your comments hit home with me, and have already helped me become more proactive in dealing with the situation. And, I promise I won't sue you for malpractice..

Second, "Dirty" --- I'm not worried about the guy who is trying to"take me out" - I know what to expect from him and how to deal with it. I'm talking about the clumsy putz that comes in standing up and hits you in the sternum with the top of his head after you've gone 3' into right field after making the turn. Then he says, oh I'm sorry... I thought you were going inside the bag (or some equally stupid comment). Then the ump comes out and says "Hey, relax - he didn't do it on purpose". They're out there, and they never seem to get any smarter or more athletic.
Aug. 21, 2008
OldGlove
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hip Replacements

The Wood:

I'm trying to play this year with an arthritic hip. Do you have a source for specific exercises or stretching techniques that have helped you?
Aug. 20, 2008
OldGlove
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hip Replacements

Jetboy, point well taken. I'm 5'-10 - 200 lbs, but would still be a lot better off if I weighed 185. Easier said than done -- you have my respect!
Aug. 20, 2008
OldGlove
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hip Replacements

Mitch, thanks for the info -- I'll investigate the "newer" technology. It potentially alleviates one of my major concerns.

I still have some concern about the "contact" aspect. I play shortstop and there are just enough guys out there that don't know how to get out of the way on a double play that I still have minor collisions with them once and a while.

Based on your discussion w/ your Doc, how do you think he would react to that concern. I'm afraid mine is just covering his hind end by being extremely cautious.
Aug. 19, 2008
OldGlove
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hip Replacements

I've been told by a surgeion that I need a hip replacement, but have continued to play in pain for the time being. Mainly, because of several things the surgeion said.

First, I was advised to put it off for as long as I could, since they really don't last forever. At age 61 I'm concerned about what happens when it goes bad in 15 years. Dis anyone elsge get the same kind of advice.

Second, my doc told me that I should absolutely give up any sport that had the possibility of "contact" in it. Specifically, he said no more softball or basketball. Did any of you get the same warnig, and, if so, have you just chosen to ignore it. I'm a middle infielder, who tends to get stupid and really play hard, so the contact thing scared me.

Finally, anybody heard any pluses or minuses of hip resurfacting as an option. Thanks
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