Hip Replacement And Weight Loss

Hi ladies,


 


My fiancee has been advised to loose weight as she may need a hip replacement, she is only 21.  just a stab in the dark but was wondering if anyone has had any similar issues and can offer some advise.  she has an appointment at a specilaist in a few weeks. i am hoping they will do an MRI scan.


 


she should have started her diet this morning and been drinking bulletproof coffee on her way to work.

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  • Welcome to the Bulletproof Forum, masterkui001!


     


    Here are some basic links to get her started:  http://www.bulletproofexec.com/the-complete-illustrated-one-page-bulletproof-diet/


    http://www.bulletproofexec.com/the-top-5-reasons-vitamin-d-makes-women-bulletproof/


    http://www.bulletproofexec.com/a-bad-combination-for-women-intermittent-fasting-and-paleo/


     


    And she may want to check out the recent podcast with Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleue regarding vitamin K (bone health is one sub-topic):  http://www.bulletproofexec.com/106-the-powers-of-vitamin-k2-with-dr-kate-rheaume-bleue-podcast/


     


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  • Hmm, using the link http://www.bulletproofexec.com/106-the-powers-of-vitamin-k2-with-dr-kate-rheaume-bleue-podcast/  provided by moderator I get "page not found" Also, I don't see podcast listed on podcast page.


  • Nevermind, it's still on youtube ...atleast for now :D


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    Hi ladies,


     


    My fiancee has been advised to loose weight as she may need a hip replacement, she is only 21.  just a stab in the dark but was wondering if anyone has had any similar issues and can offer some advise.  she has an appointment at a specilaist in a few weeks. i am hoping they will do an MRI scan.


     


    she should have started her diet this morning and been drinking bulletproof coffee on her way to work.




     


     


    Hi and welcome,


    Can you share some more details, such as her lifestyle, diet, why she needs to lose and why she needs the replacement, medical history, the usual. So people can see the situation better.

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  • Thank you for posting the youtube link.  This was a valid link until yesterday.  I will report this to the site administrator.  Meanwhile, there is another thread on this forum addressing Vitamin K2, which you may have seen.  http://forum.bulletproofexec.com/index.php?/topic/10048-dr-kate-and-k2/?hl=kate 


     


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  • Hi ladies,

     

    My fiancee has been advised to loose weight as she may need a hip replacement, she is only 21.  just a stab in the dark but was wondering if anyone has had any similar issues and can offer some advise.  she has an appointment at a specilaist in a few weeks. i am hoping they will do an MRI scan.

     

    she should have started her diet this morning and been drinking bulletproof coffee on her way to work.




    I've broken my left hip twice, 13 years apart and have had plates and pins in and out and now in permanently. I have not had a hip replacement, but my father has. I would strongly advise your fiancée to do everything possible to avoid a replacement at that young age, replacements are not predicted to last the 50+ years that she hopefully has yet to go. You have not mentioned why she might need a hip replacement, you have said she was advised to lose weight because she might need to have one - so is there an underlying reason for the possibility of a replacement? I doubt it's her weight. There are new developments every year in this field and it may even be possible to resurface the joint rather than going to the drastic lengths of cutting off the top of the femur and hammering a metal sword into what's left. I would always be sure to get a second or third opinion. Recovery from this is long and you need to be seriously dedicated to rehabilitating the musculature around the joint if she wants to avoid long term weakness and pain. The only positive thing I can say is that 12 years after my first break the surgeon x-rayed it and said that all the necrotic tissue in the head if the femur had regenerated which was unheard of, so bone can regenerate, he wrote a paper on my case - then I destroyed his good work 3 months later! ( mountain biking). Good luck to your fiancée, do what you can to avoid this.


  • I've broken my left hip twice, 13 years apart and have had plates and pins in and out and now in permanently. I have not had a hip replacement, but my father has. I would strongly advise your fiancée to do everything possible to avoid a replacement at that young age, replacements are not predicted to last the 50+ years that she hopefully has yet to go. You have not mentioned why she might need a hip replacement, you have said she was advised to lose weight because she might need to have one - so is there an underlying reason for the possibility of a replacement? I doubt it's her weight. There are new developments every year in this field and it may even be possible to resurface the joint rather than going to the drastic lengths of cutting off the top of the femur and hammering a metal sword into what's left. I would always be sure to get a second or third opinion. Recovery from this is long and you need to be seriously dedicated to rehabilitating the musculature around the joint if she wants to avoid long term weakness and pain. The only positive thing I can say is that 12 years after my first break the surgeon x-rayed it and said that all the necrotic tissue in the head if the femur had regenerated which was unheard of, so bone can regenerate, he wrote a paper on my case - then I destroyed his good work 3 months later! ( mountain biking). Good luck to your fiancée, do what you can to avoid this.




     


     


    Hi, thanks for the replies, apologies as well for not getting back to this post sooner. My fiancee was fitted pins in her hip at about age 8.  she was not overweight at the time.  she had the pins fitted because her hip slipped(?), not sure if that is the right term.  in her late teens she put on quite a bit of weight and i would guess this maybe has put extra strain on her hips.  in the last few months she has had constant pains in her hip area, which has also effected her knees, the doctor says the knee pain is arthritis caused by the hip issue.  she has had xrays done on her hip but they did not reveal anything.  she still has 2 weeks to see the specialist.


     


    her previous eating routine was not terrible.  it is not like she ate loads of junk and sweets, but i have told her to cut out things like fruit juices and carbs.  i think she has taken this advice on board.  her job is a nursery nurse(toddlers mainly) meaning she is on her feet all day and constantly bending.  the doctor has advised her no exercise untill she is seen by the specialist. thankfully her work place is understanding as she has had alot of days off.


     


    i would love it if she does not need this operation, but in England at the moment to see a doctor about something, can take months.


     


    I am going to send her a link to this forum page, and hope she can benefit from the advice given.


     


    Many thanks again for everyones help.

  • masterkui001 - for what it's worth the surgeon who fixed my leg the first time was Prof Justin P Cobb (now of Imperial College, London, UK) - you can google him. He used to be very interested in cases in younger patients and *may* be able to refer you to someone or offer to take on your fiancees case. If it wasn't for him, his team and the NHS, I'd be hobbling round with a walking stick or with a full hip-replacement by now.


     


    You're very lucky to be in the UK - whatever inefficiencies the NHS may have ultimately it's a great healthcare system filled with dedicated practitioners - I hope it survives the current government....




  • masterkui001 - for what it's worth the surgeon who fixed my leg the first time was Prof Justin P Cobb (now of Imperial College, London, UK) - you can google him. He used to be very interested in cases in younger patients and *may* be able to refer you to someone or offer to take on your fiancees case. If it wasn't for him, his team and the NHS, I'd be hobbling round with a walking stick or with a full hip-replacement by now.


     


    You're very lucky to be in the UK - whatever inefficiencies the NHS may have ultimately it's a great healthcare system filled with dedicated practitioners - I hope it survives the current government....




    Hi Chunkbutler,


     


    thanks for the information regarding Prof Cobb, I have given my Mrs the details.  I think she is going to see what the specialist says at St Barts first and go from there.#


     


    with regards to the NHS, not sure it will survive the current government either, I was born and raised in the UK and it is the worst I have seen it.  it seems to be the governments mission to destroy 70 years of work.

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