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    THR THR done on right hip, on to recovery!

    Hi @Layla and the rest of the BoneSmart community!, After having a bad accident, had surgery to try and fix that, and then had the hip replacement surgery 3 1/2 months after that, all that in a span of a little over 6 months, I think that I am doing as well as I could. I went back to work...
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    THR Not sure if I overdid it

    Hi @WashingtonHiker - I had my surgery the exact same date you had yours, and I still feel that I’m not recovered completely. I have some pain when I bend to grab things, lower back pain and a general feeling of inflammation around my hip and leg. It is probably because I tried to do too much...
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    THR Periprosthetic fracture and gluteal insertional tendinopathy

    @Jujubee50 - I felt a similar tearing sensation in my buttock about 2 1/2 weeks after surgery (had anterolateral approach on 7/16). I was just walking around the house without any assistive device, and I swear I heard a rip too! I felt some pain (not a whole lot, thank goodness), immediately...
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    THR THR done on right hip, on to recovery!

    @Eman85 - I took your advice this morning of icing after just finished walking for 30 minutes inside the house; it feels really good :ice:. I also agree 100% with these healthcare decisions being driven by profits. By being part of this wonderful community, I have access to resources and first...
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    THR THR done on right hip, on to recovery!

    Hello Bonesmart community! I stopped going to PT a little over 2 weeks ago. In one of my last PT sessions, the trainer had me doing straight leg raises with weight. I felt pain near my groin after doing 8 reps on the very first set. I stopped the set right there, and let the trainer know that I...
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    THR Periprosthetic fracture and gluteal insertional tendinopathy

    @Jujubee50 - I had surgery 2 days after you (July 16 - anterolateral approach). I was able to transition to not needing any assistance to walk a little after 2 weeks, just felt sore after walking for 15-20 minutes inside the house. In one of my PT sessions, I did straight leg raises, first...
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    THR THR done on right hip, on to recovery!

    Hello Bonesmart community, It’s been a little over 2 weeks after my surgery, and things are moving in the right direction. I am able to walk inside the house. Yesterday, I took 2 walks, 10 and 25 minutes. After the longer walk, I started getting some pain in my right buttock (not intense), and...
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    Infection: peri-prosthetic infection - also known as late onset infection

    Here's an interesting article from July, 2021 that gives us hope in the fight against antibiotic resistant infections: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/newsroom/news-releases/fortunate-accident-may-yield-immunity-weapon-against-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria
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    THR THR done on right hip, on to recovery!

    I was actually surprised that he called me on Sunday morning to follow up with me. I feel that my OS is just a great human being that wants me to do well and have a nice recovery. I am very grateful to have found him after all the research that I conducted. I was willing to travel anywhere for...
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    THR THR done on right hip, on to recovery!

    Good morning Bonesmart community! Here’s my latest update. I walked around the house yesterday with my walker, trying to concentrate on stepping heel-to-toe. I was feeling good and motivated, but in the end I think I over did it a little bit. I started to feel swollen and a little bit of pain...
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    THR THR done on right hip, on to recovery!

    @Elf1, I took your advice and took the Oxycodone at the scheduled time. I gotta assume that once the nerve block is out of my system, the pain level is going to increase, so it is probably better to nip it at the bud. :thankyou:
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    THR THR done on right hip, on to recovery!

    Hi Bonesmart folks! I got back home around 3:15pm, after about a 45 minute drive, so I was released around 2:30pm. Total time from surgery to release from surgery center about 6 hrs. The nurses mentioned that I could’ve been released earlier, had I gone to the bathroom earlier! Drive thru joint...
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    THR THR done on right hip, on to recovery!

    Had my thr done about 4 hours ago. Surgeon went with an anterolateral approach, instead of a direct anterior one (removing hardware from previos hip pinning surgery and degree of hip fracture influenced his decision). No intraoperative complications, fractures, etc. Spinal anesthesia/sedation...
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    THR Having total hip replacement surgery in 8 days

    Good morning and thank you @Layla! Less than 24 hours to go (surgery is at 7:30 am). I’ll create a new post-op thread once I get back home from the surgery. I’m anxious, but I am positive that everything will turn out just fine:prayer:.
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    THR Having total hip replacement surgery in 8 days

    Great advice @Eman85! I think the key for everyone going through something similar is to go all in, and trust the process. Thanks!

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