Getting Hip: Recovery from a Total Hip Replacement Kindle Edition

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"Although our body is a finely tuned machine with expected surgical outcomes, this practical and reader friendly book reinforces we each have a unique medical presentation. After reading this, not only will you have a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of Total Hip Replacements, you will have permission to vary from the expected norms and accept your own rate of recovery."

Wendy Rogers, Physiotherapist (BPT)

"Hip replacements have granted a new lease on life to countless folks. If you are considering this surgery for yourself, you need this first-hand comprehensive report from someone who has done the research for you. Ms. Macdonald provides a wealth of information on the challenges facing hip replacement patients and the resources they require dealing with this experience.

As a nurse, and possibly a prospective future candidate, I found everything one could wish to know and more in GETTING HIP. This lay person's account of the modern experience of hip replacement surgery is a must for any professional wanting to understand the bewildering landscape of hip replacements in North America. Sigrid details the range of possibilities available to patients, from choosing a doctor to deciding on a specific type of implant, as well as making plans for aftercare. Ms. Macdonald has covered it all in a very warm and entertaining manner."

C. Soubliere R.N. BSc PHN

"GETTING HIP takes the reader through the experience of a total hip replacement, from the first problem signs to total recovery. It gives a clear, witty, intelligent and thoroughly readable account of the whole process, and contains valuable information for patients, caregivers and professionals. Macdonald has researched the subject comprehensively, and gives excellent advice for anyone contemplating this major operation. Various surgical methods and devices are also discussed, as well as the future of hip replacement in general. All anyone needs to know about this procedure is here."

Una Holmes, Fellow Veteran of a Total Hip Replacement

About the Author

Sigrid Macdonald is a freelance writer with a background in psychology and social policy research. Originally from New Jersey, Macdonald currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario. As a consumer of medicine and an advocate for patients, Macdonald has written numerous articles on physical and mental health. She has explored topics as diverse as thyroid disease, hypoglycemia, menopause, invisible disabilities, and panic disorder, and has written for publications such as the Anxiety Disorders Association of Ontario, the Carleton University Women’s Center, and the Women’s Freedom Network Newsletter in Washington, D.C. The Globe and Mail Newspaper published Macdonald’s lighthearted but provocative article on naming children. And the American magazine, Justice Denied, accepted two of this social activist’s articles on wrongful convictions.

Product details

  • File Size: 453 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Author House (December 1, 2004)
  • Publication Date: December 1, 2004
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003LBS7S2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,366,207 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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