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Help with knee or hip replacement
byrdbeth posted:
I'm a grad student at the University of Texas and doing some research on hip and knee replacement. I was wondering if y'all who have gotten knee or hip replacement could answer a few questions?

1) What made you choose the replacement (like brand like zimmer etc) you did?
2) What sort of impact did your surgeon have on that choice?
3) Did you know you had other options on what sort of replacement you got?
4) Where did you get the information about your replacement?
georgia888 responded:
Hi Byrdbeth,
I've been shopping for the right surgeon for a hip replacement & have seen three to date. None of them lead me to believe that I had a say in what implant be used.

_swank_ responded:
Most people don't choose what brand of replacement they will get. We are not qualified to make that choice. Surgeons decide what to use based on a several factors.They are the experts on this sort of thing.
byrdbeth replied to _swank_'s response:
Thanks y'all that is really what I was looking for!

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