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My hip replacement inspired me to write a book on the subject of my personal experience with all the phases of total hip arthroplasty. I have published it here, on-line, so that those of you who have any interest in this procedure can read about my experiences.

I have now added an epilogue, the purpose of which is to let you know how I am doing at almost eight months since the surgery. Those of you who have already read the rest of the book might want to read the epilogue to catch up on my progress.

PDF Now Available

A PDF version is available. It will always be more current than the HTML version. Photos have not yet been added to it; however, it is prettier and easier to read. It is also quite large, so I recommend that you have a high-bandwidth connection if you want to download it.

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Total Hip Replacement: A Personal Perspective

by Ben Goldfarb


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Table of Contents

  1. Acknowledgements
  2. Introduction
  3. Making the Decision
  4. Gathering Information
  5. Choosing a Surgeon
  6. Things to Do before Surgery
  7. The Eve of Surgery
  8. The Day of Surgery
  9. The Hospital Stay
  10. Moving to an In-patient Rehab
  11. Going Home
  12. Six Weeks, Twelve Weeks, and Beyond
  13. Conclusion
  14. Epilogue

NOTE: Please understand that I provide this original material freely to the public, but it may not be copied, reproduced, or distributed in whole or in part by any manner or means, without my express written permission.

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