I recently had a total hip replacement of the left hip. Dr. Gregory H. Tchejeyan, the orthopedic surgeon from Conejo Orthopedics, performed the operation at Las Robles Regional Hospital located in Thousand Oaks, California.
In November of 2001, I had my right hip replaced by a different doctor at a different location. The results of the surgery turned out to be excellent after the full recovery took place. However, the recovery period for this surgery was significantly longer than this most recent operation.
Comparing significant factors of the surgeries is as follows:
- Length of time in hospital 2001 (5 days) 2008 (2.5 days)
- Size of the incision 2001 (10 inches) 2008 (3.5 inches)
- Use of walking aids walker / cane 2001 (2 weeks / 3 weeks) 2008 (2 days / 5 days). I used no walking aids 7 days after the most recent surgery.
- Pain medication was needed for a considerably shorter period with the most recent surgery.
As you can see from the results above, I am extremely happy with the results of my surgery performed by Dr. Tchejeyan.
I am a very active person being retired for seven years. I play tennis and golf five days a week. Dr. Tchejeyan clearly explained the whole process that was going to take place and said I would be back to these sports in a short period of time (golf 4 weeks, tennis 6 weeks) and that is where I am right now.
I would highly recommend Dr. Tchejeyan to anyone considering a total hip replacement and would take any calls to answer questions about my experience.
April 16, 2008