Parkinson’s and hip replacement

My wife suffers from Parkinson’s and needs surgery to replace her hip joint. She is worried that her condition will become worse or she may not be able to have the operation carried out. Has anyone suffering from Parkinson’s had this operation and was it successful?.

Hi Budgie,

A warm welcome to the forum.

I appreciate that this must be a worrisome time for you and your wife. I’m sure you’ll receive a lot of helpful advice from the forum community, however, you may be interested to know that we have a helpline service where you or your wife can speak to a Parkinson’s specialist.

They will be more than happy to answer any queries or concerns that you may have - you can reach them at 0808 800 0303.

I do hope you find the information above useful.

Many thanks,

Hi Budgie, my mother who had pd had both hips replaced and one of her knees, no problem.

Hi Budgie, I have Parkinson’s (3 years since diagnosis). In October 2016 I had my left hip replaced. I was fine and it as difinitely the right choice for me… However, I don’t take any medication… which may be the crucial element (?). I asked for advice from the nurse at the Parkison’s UK website - and would recommend that you do similar. Remember we are all very different!
PS good luck… (I had to have mine done as the pain was so severe).