Best of Luck Ray,
I've only heard good things about Shinar. Come back and let us know
how it's going after the op.
--- In surfacehippy@
> It is with some sadness that I depart from this group. I went by
> Vanderbilt University hospital today and conferred with Dr Andrew
> He is the third Doctor that indicated that hip replacement is the way
> I should go. His views were compelling. Factors that negated
> resurfacing are: a. age 70 years b. overweight c. one leg shorter
> than the other. He also enumerated the differences in complexity of a
> resurfacing vs replacement and the associated risks. Resurfacing is
> more complex than a replacement.
> He said that the ewer hip replacements had a larger ball - hence
> negating the prospect of hip dislocation. This lends credence to Dr
> DeBoer comments that I would not know the difference between the two -
> resurfacing or replacement.
> Therefore, I went ahead and scheduled a hip replacement with Dr Shinar.
> Regards, Ray N4RQN
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