All about Hip Replacement: A Patient's Guide

All about Hip Replacement: A Patient's Guide

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by Richard Trahair, R. C. Trahair
     
 

ISBN-10: 019554112X

ISBN-13: 9780195541120

Pub. Date: 01/01/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Every year more than half a million people around the world undergo hip replacement. This book records the experiences of the author and thirteen other patients who have had the operation. They talk about their troubles with the old hips, reaching the difficult decision to have the operation, the strenuous process of finding appropriate surgeons and hospitals, and

Overview

Every year more than half a million people around the world undergo hip replacement. This book records the experiences of the author and thirteen other patients who have had the operation. They talk about their troubles with the old hips, reaching the difficult decision to have the operation, the strenuous process of finding appropriate surgeons and hospitals, and their preparations for the operation. Richard Trahair, an author and psychologist who has recently had hip replacement himself, weaves these people's hopes and concerns with professional advice from surgeons, rheumatologists, physiotherapists, nurses, and occupational therapists to provide a full, informed picture of the operation from several different viewpoints.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195541120
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. My Hip's a bit of a worry: personal histories of hip trouble
2. Choosing the surgeon and making the decision
3. How to become a patient
4. Hospital life before the operation
5. Hospital life immediately after the operation
6. Recovering from the operation
7. Going home or to the rehabilitation centre
8. Problems or complications
9. Conclusions and recommendations
Glossary
Informants
Selected reading
Index

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All about Hip Replacement: A Patient's Guide 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my mother who needed a hip replacement. Both my mother and I found it very helpful because it describes so clearly the experiences that patients have. It prepared us well for her operation and recovery.