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Has Anyone Been Denied Total Hip Replacement Due To Their Weight?

Has Anyone Been Denied Total Hip Replacement Due To Their Weight?

I need total hip replacement on my left hip, it is bone one bone severe arthritis. I have seen a couple of orthopedic surgeons in our area (northern Michigan--Traverse City, Charlevoix area) and they will not perform the surgery for me until my BMI is 40 or below. As of today, I am about 20 lbs. from that BMI. This has been going on for about 2 1/2 yrs. now and the pain and my ability to move around and do things has become almost unmanageable. I… read more

A MyObesityTeam Member said:

Prayers
I had my right hip replaced in may 2017 best thing I did for myself I was in severe pain couldn't hardly walk or sit or stand to long the pain was unbearable the orthopedic surgeon I had was awesome he wanted me to loose weight i did loose some but not what he wanted me to but he went ahead and took a chance on me and did the surgery after I got healed I joined a gym and changed my way of eating my primary doctor suggested I do healthy lifestyle way of eating and moving
Its best to loose the weight because there's so many complications with this surgery I had several complications when I had my surgery
Try doing some research on it

edited, originally posted 3 months ago
A MyObesityTeam Member said:

Hi Anne. I am sorry, I have no doctor referrals for you as I live here in San Diego , CA. But sending you best wishes . We are close to same age. I am 75yrs old. I reached my goal weight of 150lbs down from my highest weight of 216lbs. But now still here struggling terribly to keep it off. I am 5'5" tall. Hope you can get relief for your hip pain soon. Perhaps instead of trying to find a doctor that would do the surgery..may not be a good idea. As most likely healing well would be a big factor with the excess weight. Might be wiser to try finding a person that specializes in nutrition and weight loss to help you with that. Getting the weight off allowing you then to have the surgery, would be so much better and healthier for you. Take care.

edited, originally posted 3 months ago
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