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Full Hip Replacement suggested. MRI showed mod to severe degenerative arthrosis, subcortical cyst. How serious?

I ve been recommended to have a Full Hip Replacement - wanted to read out the MRI results if I can. - mod to severe degenerative arthrosis of right hip joint - small right hip joint effusion with mild synovitis is seen - degenerative tearing of superior and anterior uperior right acetabulum labrum - minimal bilateral trochanteric bursitis - subcortical cyst at right femoral head - subcortical cysts within right acetabulum What would be your recommendation? I am post-menopause, 52 yrs old with COPD and history of cancer THANK YOU !!
Asked On : Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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Hello, Good Day. From the mentioned MRI report findings, it seems that you have significant degenerative wear and tear changes of your hip joint involving the bones and capsule forming the joint. There appear to be irreversible changes. And unlikely to be cured with only medications and other non surgical measures. And if left untreated, it may cause further pain, movement restriction for you. In my opinion best and last option for you is the hip replacement surgery as advised. This is a very common procedure these days and usually have good results with good surgical hands. You can take a second opinion if you wish to. Make up your mind and follow the advise. All the best. God bless.
Answered: Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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