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    THR Edie’s Slow & Steady Recovery

    Three and a half weeks post op now. Feel like my abductor muscles are barely firing. Too early or is this a problem? Surgeon doesn’t want me to go to PT, just walking. 1 and 1/2 mile walk (with my cane) today with some swelling. Thanks!
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    THR Edie’s Slow & Steady Recovery

    New thread title, please: Edie’s Slow & Steady Recovery Day 19 Post-Op — Staples we’re removed last Thursday (four days ago) and with that pressure gone, I promptly did two days of too much walking, which I paid for yesterday with swelling and pain. So, back to four time a day ice packs and...
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    THR Edie’s Slow & Steady Recovery

    Thanks! We used my sock aid and I was able to lift it that way. Took a very short walk outside today and that felt great! Fresh air is its own medicine.
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    THR Edie’s Slow & Steady Recovery

    Surgery went well — left anterior total hip. It was supposed to be same day surgery, but I spent one night in the hospital, due to my late arrival on the surgical floor, nausea and difficulty immediately post-op getting my pain controlled. Who knew that fentanyl did nothing for me? Also, I...
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    2021 June Sunbeams - Are you having hip surgery in June?

    My surgery scheduled for Monday, June 28th, has been delayed to Wednesday, June 30th. There was an issue over the OR with some of the equipment so they had to cancel all of their Monday surgeries. Luckily, I could be fit in on Wednesday or I would have had to wait until August. Great — two...
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    THR Finally, Hip, Hip Hooray!

    My surgery scheduled for Monday, June 28th, has been delayed to Wednesday, June 30th. There was an issue over the OR with some of the equipment so they had to cancel all of their Monday surgeries. Luckily, I could be fit in on Wednesday or I would have had to wait until August. Great — two...
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    THR Finally, Hip, Hip Hooray!

    After two years of pain, visits to five orthopedic surgeons, two MRIs, two guided injections and I’ve lost count of how many X-rays, I have a hip replacement surgery date of June 28th! I had hip arthroscopy ten years ago and now my labrum is filled with bone spurs. A huge thank you to...
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    THR Frustrated -- Could use some help

    Yes, thank you @Jamie. I saw Dr. Hamlin for my knee and he’s very conservative, so I don’t think he’ll be the right doctor for my hip. Dr. Sotereanos is out-of-network for me right now (an ongoing battle between Blue Cross and UPMC). But after January 1st, I’ll be on Medicare and could...
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    THR Frustrated -- Could use some help

    Well, I’ve jumped through all the hoops again after the Covid restrictions were relaxed — weeks of Physical Therapy, online and in person, and another cortisone/anesthetic injection, which helped for all of two weeks. @Jamie I did see Dr. Pagnotto — he was dismissive, patted himself on the back...
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    THR Frustrated -- Could use some help

    Thank you all for your kind, thoughtful replies. I was really low and you've helped me to see that I do have options. I've printed out the Score Chart and will keep up the hunt for an understanding doctor. @Jamie Dr. Crossett was recommended by the doctor (John Christoforetti, who has since...
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    THR Frustrated -- Could use some help

    @Jamie Thanks for your swift reply. So far I've seen Dr. Yram Groff and Dr. Lawrence Crossett. Dr. Craig Mauro is the hip preservation doctor who wouldn't give me an appointment.
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    THR Frustrated -- Could use some help

    Over a year ago, you were all so helpful with my medial partial R knee replacement, which is great. Nine years ago, I had arthroscopic surgery on my Left hip for labral fraying, synovectomy, gluteus med tendon repair, bursectomy and my IT band lengthened. In September 2019, I started feeling...
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    PKR EdiePA’s RPKR Recovery

    Seven weeks post op R knee arthroscopy and medial partial replacement. “Graduated” from Physical Therapy today. Pre op: Flex 105 degrees, extension 0 degrees. Today: Flex 128 and Ext. -10 deg. (hyperextension). Good knee: Flex:135 and Ext -10. Minimal pain and finally feeling like this was...
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    PKR EdiePA’s RPKR Recovery

    No, I don’t think so. My extension is good — 0 to -4. I just think I’ve been progressing so well that we pushed the strengthening too fast. I’ve cancelled tomorrow’s appointment and spent today icing and elevating. I just wish this recovery was a little more straightforward!
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    PKR EdiePA’s RPKR Recovery

    Help!! I’m six weeks post-op today and feel like I’ve taken a really huge leap (or maybe several steps) backward. Last Friday at Physical Therapy, we tried a new exercise to work on my hamstrings and it felt like my kneecap was clicking or sliding out of place. I told my therapist and we...

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