Site icon Young, Hip and Bionic

Going through Security

Over the last year I have traveled a lot.   Out to Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick by car, down to Florida to visit family, all the way to Jamaica for a friends wedding and even out to California (twice).  Most of which was all done within the first year of my second hip replacement.

Traveling, or at least going through some form of security, is something we will all experience, it’s just part of life.  Once you have hip replacements it changes, not drastically, but it is different.

Knowing that this is just a part of life now I asked my surgeon a couple questions after my first surgery.

Should I have a card identifying my replacements?

Do I need to carry anything with me to go through security?

The answer was simple.

No.  It’s so common that it’s not a problem.

Well, okay.  That works for me!  Easy peazy.

And honestly, I’ve never had to worry about anything past just simply explaining that I have hip replacements. No one has ever asked me for a card or anything to prove that I had surgery (although I could simply just pull up my blog or Instagram account on my phone).

But while it may be easy there are still a few things you should know before heading through security, some of which may or may not apply, all depends on the machine and where you’re passing through.

Airports Security:

Sporting or Other Events:

No matter what age you are when you get a joint replacement you will go through security.  This is the time we live in.

I was a little nervous my first few times going through security.  Just not sure what they would do or say, how they would react or if they would believe that I had hip replacements, all those questions and concerns went through my head.  But it’s so common, lots of people have different types of replacements or medical devices that set off security scanners.

Have you had any experiences with security post-replacement?

Exit mobile version