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Hip pain after knee replacement.

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by Phyllis Leritz, Oct 17, 2009.

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  1. Phyllis Leritz

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    Just had a total knee replacement, following both hip replacements 14 months and two years ago. Therapist scolded me for bending over to put on my shoes, because of hip surgery. At the time of the hip replacement, I was told not to do that while recuperating, but nothing about in the long run. So now I'm having some hip pain, and wondering if I have done some damage, or is it from the knee surgery and will go away. The pain isn't constant, but just a sharp jab now and then. I know I have to see the doctor about this, but wonder if anyone has had any of this happen to them.:pzld:
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    Hi, Phyllis and welcome to BoneSmart. So glad you joined our forum.

    I haven't had hip replacements, but I did get some hip pain in the months following my knee replacement....opposite hip to the knee. It was nothing and definitely related to the knee replacement. Probably had to do with my gait adjustment following the surgery.

    As far as I know about hip surgery is that once the 90 degree limitation is lifted you are fine to do whatever is comfortable with your new hip....welll, bungee jumping and marathon running are probably not the best....but you know, normal things!
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    Hi and welcome sometimes i do get pain in my hip since my TKR but i think sometimes i still walk funny and wonder if that could be it............but you have been thru alot and still have alot of healing to do tell your os but i think your ok.....best of luck to you for a speedy recovery...........)
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    Stuff and nonsense! She obviously knows nothing about hip replacements! There is no reason you can't tie you shoe laces! None what so ever.

    However, I agree with Jamie - I also had hip pain and it's because of the pulling around you get under anaesthetic. It gives your muscles a good work out (kinda!) and you know all about it after. Treat it with your pain meds and use some heat or ice, whatever you find works. I think you'll find it settles down eventually. Mine did.
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    Jo,
    Do you think there are two schools of thought about the 90 degree rule? I was under the impression once I got past the first 6 mos that I would not have to worry about it. My hubby said I was nuts, the doc said I would ALWAYS have to follow that rule. Saw the OS at 5 weeks and he said, yes, Always, but really have to be careful the first year. Then when get second one done, will have to be super vigilant for the rest of my life!! I am SO CONFUSED! :doh:
    Erika
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    Oh boy! Never heard such a thing - ever! The whole point of joint replacements is to give you back your life. And that means normal life! I would guess that the vast majority of people who had THRs are not worrying about that a) because their surgeons were sensible and never told them such a thing and/or b) they just forgot about it anyway.

    What would be the point of going through all this surgery to end up only living half a life? What about all the people who carry on riding horses, skiing, surfing, swimming, playing sports like golf? Do they worry about the 90 restriction for life? I don't think so!
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    THANK you Ms. Jo!!!
    The second I saw this I told my hubby to come read it right away!!!
    He said "Alrighty then...guess Ms. Jo knows what she is talking about!" Hope that shuts him up...not that THAT would last long. :skp:
    Erika
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    :thmb: It's all here - right on this forum.
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