Mr Jagdip Vohra, 54
Underwent Hip Replacement in 2012
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.
My work involves a lot of field work and is physically very demanding. I travel 10-12 kms daily on my motorcycle to reach the project site. I first started experiencing pain in January 2012 while returning from the site. Initially, I thought it was just a muscle pull and didn’t pay much attention to it. But the pain started increasing with every passing day. Soon, I started experiencing pain while walking, sitting and wasn’t able to change positions while sleeping. I tried different treatment options possible including acupuncture, magnet therapy, pain killers, physiotherapy, Panchkarma but to no avail. The pain was so terrible, I used to cry at night.
My younger brother, who had the same issue, suggested, that I talk to an orthopedic surgeon. Soon after, I also spoke to my family doctor who made me realize that I needed to consult a super specialist. The super specialist asked me to get an X-Ray and an MRI done, after which he stated, point blank “you definitely need a 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 in July, 2012 and the second in December, 2012 by different doctors.
The two doctors had different approaches. The first doctor gave me injections and painkillers post-surgery, so I didn’t feel much pain. However, the second doctor believed in natural healing therapy and gave me fewer medicines so there was some pain for about fifteen days or so.
But now, I feel just amazing. I have gone back to my routine, living a normal life. I can easily ride my motorcycle, which I absolutely love. ‘NO’ doesn’t exist for me now. I went on a pilgrimage to Kedarnath with my family. Thank god I’m making new memories again.
In one word, life is a ‘cake-walk’ now.
Important safety information
Knee replacement is not for everyone. There are potential risks. Recovery takes time and success depends on factors like age, weight and activity level. Only an orthopedic surgeon can tell if knee replacement is right for you & implant options suitable for you.
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