From the Inside Flap
"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