My operation in France: Hip replacement

The inside story of readers who have had operations in France... This is the second of six different operations we will be covering. Series by Gillian Harvey

Retired office worker Dorothy Morison, 71, suffered hip pain for years before she moved to Maine-et-Loire with husband, Colin, in 2012. She had both hips replaced in 2014 and tells how she fared with the operation

Initial symptoms

I suffer from scoliosis (curvature of the spine) and had been experiencing worsening hip pain on the right-hand side for several years.

Doctors in the UK had put the idea of a hip replacement on hold, due to the problem with my spine, as they felt it might not be helpful. The pain continued and worsened, so when we registered with our French doctor in April 2013, I went along to see if anything could be done.

At the doctors

As soon as I walked into the GP’s office she said: “I don’t like ...

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