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Got out of bed around 4 weeks ago and felt a bit of pain in my left hip and didn’t think anything about it, as I have the old Ostio crap in both hips, so just put it down to old age and the aches and pains we all experience. 
Hobbled around dosing myself with Morphine tablets and paracetamol and just carried on with life as you do. 
 

Fast forward 3 weeks and it’s gotten worse so phoned GP who sent me for an X-ray on Saturday. 
Had the pics taken and went to leave when a nurse came up to me pushing a wheelchair and said “get in, we’re going to A&E to triage you”!

Turns out I’d broken my pelvis in 2 places and I’d been walking on it for 3 weeks😟

Saw bones surgeon who said he didn’t want to operate due to my heart and that I need to rest and hope the bones heal together in a few months. 
I still can’t fathom how I sustained such an injury whilst asleep. 
 

Note to self: At my age, the bed is for sleeping in. 🤣

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5 hours ago, KhunDon said:

Got out of bed around 4 weeks ago and felt a bit of pain in my left hip and didn’t think anything about it, as I have the old Ostio crap in both hips, so just put it down to old age and the aches and pains we all experience. 
Hobbled around dosing myself with Morphine tablets and paracetamol and just carried on with life as you do. 
 

Fast forward 3 weeks and it’s gotten worse so phoned GP who sent me for an X-ray on Saturday. 
Had the pics taken and went to leave when a nurse came up to me pushing a wheelchair and said “get in, we’re going to A&E to triage you”!

Turns out I’d broken my pelvis in 2 places and I’d been walking on it for 3 weeks😟

Saw bones surgeon who said he didn’t want to operate due to my heart and that I need to rest and hope the bones heal together in a few months. 
I still can’t fathom how I sustained such an injury whilst asleep. 
 

Note to self: At my age, the bed is for sleeping in. 🤣

Drunken adventurous sex or a

Vigorous wank caused this perhaps ? 
 

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2 hours ago, AJSP said:

Drunken adventurous sex or a

Vigorous wank caused this perhaps ? 
 

😎🤠

I’ll admit to the former.😉

Couldn’t have been the latter, as I always change hands at fifty strokes. 🤣

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30 minutes ago, KhunDon said:

I’ll admit to the former.😉

Couldn’t have been the latter, as I always change hands at fifty strokes. 🤣

theres your answer.  an awful lot of hand changing for a man of your age

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Jesus, that is scary, especially not knowing how it happened. 

Nothing but the best going forward and keep us posted. 

Maybe a dumb question, did not know there are "morphine" tablets you can take per say? I will assume they have to be prescribed by a Doctor right? 

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1 hour ago, Yessongs said:

Jesus, that is scary, especially not knowing how it happened. 

Nothing but the best going forward and keep us posted. 

Maybe a dumb question, did not know there are "morphine" tablets you can take per say? I will assume they have to be prescribed by a Doctor right? 

Thanks @Yessongs 👍I’ll take it easy now, as this could take 9 months to heal. 😟

I’ve been prescribed morphine tablets and Oramorph morphine liquid for 20+ years by my GP and hospital pain clinic, for lower back problems and I’m also allowed to take 4000mg of Paracetamol every 24 hours, but I try to limit it to 3000mg when I can. 

MST is a slow release morphine tablet (5mg & 10mg) and I tend to take up to 40-50mg daily when things are bad and a bit of Oramorph for breakthrough pain when needed. 
Things could be worse and it doesn’t really stop me doing most things, as long as I don’t do anything that puts  pressure onto my spine. 😉
 


 

 

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When my aunt broke her hip (which led to her going into a nursing home) my sister and I were talking with the osteo doctor about the fracture. We were considering options (have surgery or not).

The doc said it was 50-50 that she would get through the surgery and that the greatest threat was the odds of post surgery infection. OR, she could opt for no surgery but basically lay there in most likely severe pain for the remainder of her time. We opted for the surgery, and yes the infection did hit her, but due to her strength, will to live and good care she made it past that (it was hell though for a few weeks). She made it another couple of years after, until covid got her.

An interesting point the osteo doc mentioned though (when we were talking about the fall that we thought caused the fracture of her hip). He said it may not have been the fall that caused the fracture, but the fracture happening that caused her to fall.

In other words as we get to a certain point our bones can be in such bad shape that they can just fracture without any actual injury. I have never considered that until that time talking with the doc.

 

 

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An update on my left hip fracture back in April. 
It seems from a follow up X-ray in August that the fracture has healed itself, so that’s good. 🤗

What is not so good, is that I only went and broke the other hip 2 weeks ago😟

Same as the last time, I have no idea how it happened, honest, just terrible pain started in my right hip when I was walking to my car, but in a different area of my pelvis this time.
So off to A&E for XRay and sure enough, it’s broken, but not an open break, but a big fracture.
So had a consultation with the bone specialist and again he didn’t want to operate due to other medical problems, so it’s again a case of whack down the morphine and other painkillers and wish for the best.😟

At least there’s no actual “bone” to break in a boner, so at least I don’t have to worry about breaking that particular part of my anatomy. 🤣

Fecking getting old is a bitch at times. 😟

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Hope you are getting back to normal. Hip replacement is tough Having both of mine done here in Thailand i know. The doctor told me I would be as good as new when recovery is complete. Well I was Pain less and totally mobile for sure but would not say good as new. They did a good job as I am able to do the 10k walks daily. been told that may need the hips replaced again after 10 or 15 years as they tend to wear out. It has been well over 10 years and no issues yet knock on wood. Don't rush the healing process you will be playing rugby soon 😋

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Thanks mate, I take it all in my stride, pun intended. 😉

My stepmother had both her hips done privately many years ago, with both joints made of metal, not done today I believe as they tend to use one of the surfaces in the joint to be nylon or similar.
Anyway, her consultant made her wait as long as possible before operating, for exactly the reason you give, that they wear out and a second operation when you’re getting on in years isn’t the best thing to go through because of the complications and associated risks the older you are. 
To be honest with you, I’m not really bothered about breaking the hips, it’s just one of those things many of us go through as we get into our dotage. I can still hobble about if I’m careful, but limit it to in or around the house, which suits me fine, plus the wife and son wait on me hand and foot, who wouldn’t like that. 🤗
 

I’m more worried about that TWAT TRUSS 🤡 being PM than breaking my hips. 

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Info-mation for the discussion:

How long does a hip replacement last? A systematic review and meta-analysis of case series and national registry reports with more than 15 years of follow-up

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)31665-9/fulltext

 

We identified 140 eligible articles reporting 150 series, and included 44 of these series (13 212 total hip placements). National joint replacement registries from Australia and Finland provided data for 92 series (215 676 total hip replacements). The 25-year pooled survival of hip replacements from case series was 77·6% (95% CI 76·0–79·2) and from joint replacement registries was 57·9% (95% CI 57·1–58·7).

Assuming that estimates from national registries are less likely to be biased, patients and surgeons can expect a hip replacement to last 25 years in around 58% of patients.

. . .

How long will my hip or knee replacement last?

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/how-long-will-my-hip-or-knee-replacement-last-2018071914272

Age did matter. Of those over 70 having hip or knee replacement, the lifetime risk of having a second operation on the replaced joint was about 5%. But this risk was much greater in younger individuals, especially for men. Up to 35% of men in their early 50s required a second operation.

. . .

TITANIUM: THE BEST TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENT THAT LASTS FOR DECADES

https://thekennedycenteroshkosh.com/2021/08/titanium-the-best-total-hip-replacement-that-lasts-for-decades/

However, the Kennedy Center’s titanium hip replacement has a proven record of lasting far longer than 10-15 years. After 28 years, 98% of our titanium hip replacements have remained strong and intact, allowing our patients to continue living their best life long into the future. These results include all different types of patients, including patients who are younger or older, as well as those who are highly active or overweight.

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