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 hi p replacement. This book records the experiences of the author and thi rteen other patients who have had the operation. They talk about their troubles with the old hips, reaching the difficult decision to have t he operation, the strenuous process of finding appropriate surgeons an d hospitals,

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Every year more than half a million people around the world undergo hi p replacement. This book records the experiences of the author and thi rteen other patients who have had the operation. They talk about their troubles with the old hips, reaching the difficult decision to have t he operation, the strenuous process of finding appropriate surgeons an d hospitals, and their preparations for the operation. Richard Trahair , an author and psychologist who has recently had hip replacement hims elf, weaves these people's hopes and concerns with professional advice from surgeons, rheumatologists, physiotherapists, nurses, and occupat ional therapists to provide a full, informed picturs 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
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1'My hip's a bit of a worry': personal histories of hip trouble1
2Choosing the surgeon and making the decision19
3Becoming a patient32
4Hospital life before the operation59
5Recovery - the first few days76
6Recovery - after the first few days92
7After leaving hospital117
8Problems or complications136
9Conclusions and recommendations153
Glossary156
Informants169
Selected reading173
Index175

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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.