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    Out of Town Surgery
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    georgia888 posted:
    Has anyone had replacement (hip or knee) surgery performed out of town? I'm a candidate for hip replacement & have a condition known as fibrous dysplasia of my femur. I live in a mid-sized city with great medical care but none of our surgeons have experience with this rare condition. After researching online, I found a good doctor at the Cleveland Clinic who has this experience. It's about 4 hours from my home. I haven't yet made an appointment because I need to do further research concerning my health insurance, travelling, etc.

    As always, any input is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
    georgia
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    _swank_ responded:
    I had mine done a couple hours away. My husband decided to stay at a hotel while I was in the hospital rather than go back and forth. The trip home wasn't fun buy my doctor made sure I had plenty of meds to make the trip.
     
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    georgia888 replied to _swank_'s response:
    Thank you, swank. Can I ask why you went out of town for the surgery?

    georgia
     
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    _swank_ replied to georgia888's response:
    Basically because that's where my doctor did his joint replacements. The hospital had a joint replacement center so everyone on that floor was having joint replacements and the staff was very well trained to handle such patients.
     
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    georgia888 replied to _swank_'s response:
    Thank you for replying. Good luck with your new joint.


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