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Home |  Patient Stories |  Two Successful Hip Replacements: Ted H’s Story

Two Successful Hip Replacements: Ted H’s Story

I am an older male, and I carry a fair amount of weight. I have a sedentary occupation that involves sitting for long stretches of time. About seven years ago I developed arthritis of the hips and had to use forearm crutches to get around. I was diagnosed as needing a complete hip joint replacement for my left hip, with another hip replacement operation in the very near future for the right one. In researching the method used for hip replacement operations at that time, I learned that it involved incisions to the large muscle groups, a post-op recovery of a number of days and an extensive rehabilitation time after that, with good mobility possible after an extended period. Additionally, I have rather dense bones which makes any work on them (dental, oral surgery) rather protracted and difficult.

My Rheumatologist recommended Dr. Jimenez because he was certified on a newer, Anterior Method (from the front of the hip joint), involving less trauma to the muscles, shorter post-op and rehabilitation periods, and a good chance for excellent range-of-motion results. My Rheumatologist did have some concern of my bulk possibly preventing me from qualifying for the Anterior Method.

When I met with Dr. Jimenez for the initial consultation and examination, he had no hesitation in accepting my situation, letting me know that I qualified for the Anterior Method, and presenting me with hope for a good outcome of the surgery. Dr. Jimenez performed the operation on my left hip in December of 2013. My bulk and bone density presented a challenge which the doctor was able to meet. Within 12 hours I was up and walking around, and my rehabilitation was accomplished very quickly with the excellent range-of-motion that I enjoyed at that point.

In December of 2017, Dr. Jimenez successfully completed a full hip replacement using the Anterior Method again on my right hip. The result was the same quick post-op recovery, very effective rehabilitation, and excellent range-of-motion.

I would unhesitatingly recommend Dr. Jimenez as an outstanding Surgeon. Thank you doctor, I know my case was a challenge, and I’m very glad that you were willing to take me on–twice.

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