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    On The Replacement Parts Industry!!!

    Since I've had so much misery with hip replacement a friend on another group sent me this info today, so thought I'd share it here. Beware of replacement parts world.

    ((((I don't blame you for resisting a knee replacement.

    The medical device industry is much more powerful than even the pharma industry. They rush devices to market with practically no testing. The approval process is so lenient that it's ridiculous.

    I recently watched a documentary about it called "The Bleeding Edge". One person featured is an orthopedic surgeon who had to get a hip replacement. He began having serious health problems after that, seemingly unrelated to the hip. Long story short, he had to investigate it himself. He traced the problem to the metal in his hip replacement. Metal content in his blood was very high. He had to get his replacement replaced and when they opened him up, they found that the metal in the joint was leaking a sludge that had dissolved some of his tendons.

    He was seeing unexplained symptoms in his patients too, and now he helps people get their replacements replaced with a safer alternative. Not ideal, but the best that can be done.

    The doc, "The Bleeding Edge" is on Netflix. If you don't have that service, maybe someone you know has it and would allow you to sign into their account to watch it --- or you could do a free 7 day trial and watch it. You can watch it on your computer. I wish everyone would watch this. Most of us don't know what is going on in the device industry. It's disgusting.

    I don't doubt that some of your issues could be related to your hip replacement device, and why you are reluctant to get another one.))))


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    Quote Originally Posted by jaminhealth View Post
    Since I've had so much misery with hip replacement a friend on another group sent me this info today, so thought I'd share it here. Beware of replacement parts world.

    ((((I don't blame you for resisting a knee replacement.

    The medical device industry is much more powerful than even the pharma industry. They rush devices to market with practically no testing. The approval process is so lenient that it's ridiculous.

    I recently watched a documentary about it called "The Bleeding Edge". One person featured is an orthopedic surgeon who had to get a hip replacement. He began having serious health problems after that, seemingly unrelated to the hip. Long story short, he had to investigate it himself. He traced the problem to the metal in his hip replacement. Metal content in his blood was very high. He had to get his replacement replaced and when they opened him up, they found that the metal in the joint was leaking a sludge that had dissolved some of his tendons.

    He was seeing unexplained symptoms in his patients too, and now he helps people get their replacements replaced with a safer alternative. Not ideal, but the best that can be done.

    The doc, "The Bleeding Edge" is on Netflix. If you don't have that service, maybe someone you know has it and would allow you to sign into their account to watch it --- or you could do a free 7 day trial and watch it. You can watch it on your computer. I wish everyone would watch this. Most of us don't know what is going on in the device industry. It's disgusting.

    I don't doubt that some of your issues could be related to your hip replacement device, and why you are reluctant to get another one.))))

    Thanks for the heads up on this Jamin. Now a days we have to watch out for lots of things so it is good to keep a look out.

    I found this on Youtube.

    https://youtu.be/slmilObZl28

    https://youtu.be/NdR6rObPUgY

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    And we put so much trust into the hands of our doctors and they walk away with the money and we try to walk. Thanks for the videos.

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    We used to have a "Medical Profession". Now, the common name is the "Health Care Industry"....and the primary purpose of Any industry is to Make Money. Excessive use of prescription drugs, and needless surgeries do little other than to line the pockets of the corporations which have taken over our Health Care system. I hope the day comes when our people wake up and demand a SP-UHC system, based upon Prevention...much like the rest of the civilized world uses.
    Things get better with age....I'm approaching Magnificent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaminhealth View Post
    MeAgain

    And we put so much trust into the hands of our doctors and they walk away with the money and we try to walk. Thanks for the videos.

    So true. It is always good to do your own research.

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    Trust but verify. Haha.

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    You can do research until you are blue in the face but we'll never know what goes on behind those corporation doors and the bottom line jugglers...it's our bodies and we hand them over electively as we do with all these replacements.. My mother hobbled into her last days in 90's but never any replacements, I hobble now and live with a nasty replacement out of the hip. And I'm 80.....

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    Keep in touch with a friend in Pgh area and we talked this morning..she's a yr old than me so 81 and has been doing good considering the years, and her knees are starting to make more "noises" so she went for her FIRST ortho evaluation and they did xrays etc and when that was over, MD came out and said "you NEED two knee replacements"... She knows what I live with with hip replacement drama.

    She said that's not an option, he said there is nothing else so she agreeded to cortisone injection and I told her about that hazard and she agrees.

    She can bend her knees and walk and I told her "you have cartilage there so DON't listen to that doc.

    Sent her a link of a Dr. Gallagher in Jeannette PA who is close to her and he does Prolo and told her if I lived back there he would be my"go to" doc. Hope she at least goes to get a consult.

    She still works out at a gym and I told her "be more gentle" with the knees. Don't push.

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    Over here they don't do knee replacements unless
    you are suffering serious pain!
    I think that they had too many failures.

    Mike.
    A Scot Living in England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Over here they don't do knee replacements unless
    you are suffering serious pain!
    I think that they had too many failures.

    Mike.
    Mike: When I went thru my hip replacement in 2010 and was having so much trouble, I had joined a couple replacement forums and one was out of the UK, had members from the US on there too, there were so many suffering with post op issue from that replacement.

    There are a lot of failures and people living with a lot of nasty issues for the rest of their lives.

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