5 year wait for replacement hip

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Hipopnot
Hipopnot Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:08 in Living with arthritis

Hi everyone,

I live in North Wales and have been waiting for a hip and knee replacement .

I was first referred to a consultantcin 2013, and now also have scoliosis and severe degeneration of the spine.

Has anyone else experienced this long a wait?

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  • PeterJ
    PeterJ Administrator Posts: 905
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    Hello @Hipopnot and welcome to the community. We are a friendly and supportive group and I hope that that will be your experience as well.

    I understand that you have arthritis in your hip and knee and are waiting for a replacement. Times can vary depending on your location, but I would suggest keep hassling your GP/Consultant, they are the only ones who can speed things up. Our website has a lot of useful information and I would suggest having a look around. To help I've put a couple of links in below.

    Please do keep posting and let us know how you are getting on and I am sure that others will connect with you to share their thoughts and experiences as well.

    With very best wishes

    Peter

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  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,563
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    Hi @Hipopnot

    lovely to meet you. I have to say i am horrified by your wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Are you sure you haven't been forgotten? You must chase this up with your GP I have heard of long waits of maybe 3 years (especially with COVID) but 5? That's awful.

    Please please chase it up and let us know how you get on

    Toni x