"Total Hip Replacement"
About: Blackpool Victoria Hospital Blackpool Victoria Hospital Blackpool FY3 8NR
Posted by Anonymous
My hip replacement has not gone as well as I expected. Yes all the main risks were explained, however what was not made clear are the other aspects. I am still in considerable pain some 4 months later (yet to have any pain free time - it is now 24/7, which makes sleeping difficult). The physio offered (home visits, which is good) in my opinion is not sufficient for the likes of me who was very active pre-op despite the pain of osteoarthritis. Sorry but just showing you the exercises and giving a sheet of paper to follow is not sufficient. The surgeon although helpful and answers the questions, still does not quite show true belief or offered any physical examination or further tests, xrays etc. I am due a further appointment soon and perhaps will have to insist on further tests myself. I had heard so many good things about hip replacements that i never expected this. Yet again I feel Blackpool Hospital has failed gain.