Hip replacement surgery is considered an effective treatment option for osteoarthritis globally. However, it is still a very difficult decision for a patient and his/her family. It is important to seek help and guidance from a licensed medical practitioner as well as friends, family and acquaintances when making this decision. This website attempts to capture the experience of 2 hip replacement patients, one suffering from osteoarthritis and one from hip AVN: their struggles, their fears and aspirations and their real life successes post-surgery.
Mr Jagdip Vohra (Text)
54, Underwent Hip Replacement in 2012
“After knowing I need hip replacement, I initially felt scared and questioned myself again and again. However, after speaking to my brother and receiving some reassurance from my family doctor, I underwent my first hip replacement surgery. I have gone back to my routine, living a normal life. I can easily ride my motorcycle, which I absolutely love. I went on a pilgrimage to Kedarnath with my family. Thank god I’m making new memories again.”
Mr Sivananda Ramnath (Video)
39, Underwent Hip Replacement in 2012
“After my hip replacement surgery, within six months, I was back on track. Life felt more precious than ever before. As a result, I became a better husband, a better Dad, a better professional and a better member of society. Now I am running the Chennai Marathon to raise funds for an NGO so that underprivileged children get proper primary education.”