Items Tagged ‘hip replacement’

Ask the Doctors - My physician says I need a hip replacement. Now what?

July 31, 2018

Ask the Doctors – My physician says I need a hip replacement. Now what?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: I’m 55 years old and a former marathon runner. Now my right hip hurts all the time, not only when I walk but also when I’m lying down. I can’t even sleep on my right side any more. I was told I need a hip replacement. What does that entail? You’ve described several […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, hip pain, hip replacement, osteoarthritis

March 27, 2018

A Doctor who took upon himself to connect the dots!

By JuliaM JuliaM

I have been in treatment for Multiple Myeloma since January 2011. In May 2012 I had to have a hip replacement due to AVN (Avascular Necrosis) if the left hip joint. Dr. Francis Cyran not only performed the replacement , but addressed all my issues, questions, conducted the bone marrow biopsy during the surgery! In […]

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Tags: Avascular Necrosis, bone marrow biopsy, Doctors Day, Dr. Francis Cyran, hip replacement, multiple myeloma, patient stories, surgery

May 20, 2017

Hip Replacement Surgery

By Mike Costanza Mike Costanza

I had much needed right hip replacement surgery on Monday the 8th at UCLA. My experience was fantastic the Dr’s and nurses who took care of me could not have been better. I am a cancer survivor so my history dictated a different path to get thru the surgery. Dr. Kamdar the lead anesthesiologist was […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, cancer, cancer survivor, Dr. Eric Johnson, Dr. Nirav Kamdar, hip replacement, patient stories, physical therapy

March 30, 2017

What a difference a year makes

By larry s larry s

I knew that I needed a hip replacement. I had been told that before I met Dr. Eric Johnson. What I did not know for sure was that one of my legs was shorter than the other. Dr. Johnson confirmed it was and said that he would lengthen my leg when I had the hip […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Eric Johnson, hip replacement, joint replacement, orthopaedic surgery, Orthopaedics, patient stories, UCLA Health Orthopaedic Hospital

March 23, 2017

Story about more than one doctor

By liz1 liz1

I’ve been part of the UCLA system for only 4 or 5 years, and have had Medicare plus United Healthcare (and now Medicare plus Scan) but in that time, I’ve had two hip replacements, cataract surgery, and several regular physician visits. I interviewed my Primary Care Physician before signing on, and found her to be […]

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Tags: cataract, cataract surgery, Doctors Day, hip replacement, patient stories, primary care, UCLA Health

March 30, 2016

The surgeon with the magical hands

By gerry986 gerry986

It’s the afternoon before 9/11. I hobble into the ER at UCLA my right leg so painful I can’t put any weight on it. They take an x-ray. No one’s seen anything like it before. The extra-heavy stainless steel shaft of my hip replacement has snapped in half and is tilted at a 45% angle. […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Bert Thomas, hip replacement, patient stories