Get Hip!: How to Prepare for and Recover from Total Hip Replacement (Paperback)
Get Hip tells the story of hip replacement, from the first pains of osteoarthritis, through medical decisions, surgery and recovery. It is the story of retired journalist Rob Taylor and 11 other hip surgery patients, men and women, ages 30 to 88. It's written for patients, so it glosses over some medical complexities, but includes medical studies, tips, exercises and insights from orthopaedic surgeon Wayne E. Moschetti, MD, MS. Get Hip explains how to plan and prepare for surgery. It talks about managing pain, physical therapy and drugs. It tells how long it took this dozen patients to get back to active lives. And it includes their confirmation that the surgery improved their lives.