I already have the best Ortho surgeon in Northern Nevada doing it, when other stuff is done. He is 39, and does with bones, what I do with mechanical stuff, fix it after others make a total mess of it, for the most part. First visit with him was the day before Halloween, last year. He was dressed like Spingoolie on TV, goulish undertaker, top hat, tails. As I was leaving, I said his costume was great, but, why weren't the 6 ladies there behind the counter in Halloween costume???? I got slammed, flat done.... one lady looked right at me, and as calmly as she could be, gave me the evil eye, then said "What makes you think we aren't wearing our Halloween costumes?". Stopped me cold, GREAT answer.
Dr. Dirig has a nice titanium socket and ball insert set up to use already, he just has to size it to fit once he is in there.
I have had a problem with this for over 5 years, the last 3 being progressively worse, and left me non-ambulatory, sitting, laying down, no exercise, no walking for the greatest part. It is osteo-arthritis, 50 years after getting shot in that hip socket in Viet-Nam
Of course, this left me with an increasing belly, added 70 lbs, and caused my A1C to go through the roof. Well, too high an A1C, skin doesn't heal right. Mine was in the 12 range 6 months ago, blood sugar in the 320 range. Two weeks ago, doctor visit, 6.8, blood sugar between 80 and 88 steady, so, I am OK with A1C, no diabetes, just sugar frm fat reduction, but, only lost 35 lbs, still have the area where the incision is done overlapping. Will try to get rid of another 20 or so lbs before January.
Had dental appointment early today, checked with the Ortho Rehab lady, next door to the dentist, she is ready any time I am (we were both on the Mason Valley Swim Pool board of directors for a few years), good rehab lady, terrorist of sorts, Carrie.