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    Revision THR Clicking noises in the hip 9 months post revision surgery

    @Layla I hear you on the tendon part. I had similar clicking noises in the first few weeks of recovery as my muscles were too tight and any type of physio/movement would trigger a "click". However, all that disappeared after about 2 months. Fast forward 9 months, here it is again. You're right...
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    Revision THR Clicking noises in the hip 9 months post revision surgery

    Hi folks, I had a left revision THA 9 months ago as I was a victim of metallosis from my first MoM surgery. I am now fitted with a CoP system (ceramic head on a polyethylene liner). My muscles are pretty much healed and they feel a lot more "relaxed/normal" than the stiffness I felt in the...
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    Revision THR How long does the limp last after surgery<

    @Debru4 Thanks! I feel so much more at ease after listening to your advise. I just get paranoid and start worrying about it. I do notice, that the pain goes away when I go on a short/long walk. Which is assuring as it seems to be a muscle healing issue. I will continue icing and see if that...
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    Revision THR How long does the limp last after surgery<

    Thanks @Jaycey this is comforting advise for sure! I didn't have a limp prior to surgery. My case was of MoM from my previous hip replacement but I only had minor complications from it - groin pain and involuntary muscle tingling mainly. I will continue icing (which I admit I haven't in a few...
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    Revision THR How long does the limp last after surgery<

    I know I am bumping an old post but I just wanted to drop a thanks to everyone for their advice and support! You guys were right, my limp has gone away and I am currently just shy of 5 months post OP. I have been a lot more active lately and can do all of my routine activities. Of course, I do...
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    Bilateral MoM heading for revision

    @Triker Aw man that's still 3 months away. I can completely understand your frustration! I really hope you get something much sooner than that. Have you asked the doc for chelation therapy? This should make sure your metal ions stay at a minimal until you have your surgery.
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    Bilateral MoM heading for revision

    @Triker I am sorry to hear about your experience. I can relate to what you mean as I am currently 6 weeks post op from a revision TLHR due to metallosis. I was implanted with a DePuy acetabular system back in 2009 and I had high levels of cobalt and chromium. I started developing symptoms a few...
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    Revision THR How long does the limp last after surgery<

    @KathyB I am really happy to hear about your progress! Last week was great for me as a lot of my thigh/hip muscle soreness has decreased. @Layla Last week was great I hope you had a good one too! I started to go out a bit more on longer car drives (as a passenger) and it feels amazing to get...
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    Revision THR How long does the limp last after surgery<

    Thanks @Mojo333 and @Going4fun! I know everyone is different but sometimes it feels that my recovery is taking a lot longer than a lot of folks who start walking aid free in 3-4 weeks. I guess my recovery is expected to be a bit longer as it was a revision? You're right, walking does help me...
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    Revision THR How long does the limp last after surgery<

    @Josephine Thanks Josephine! You were absolutely correct. I stopped doing those exercises and started increasing my walking distances. It has only been 2 days and it feels a lot stronger already! I will continue this and gradually increase my walking distances. I love this community...thanks for...
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    Revision THR How long does the limp last after surgery<

    So for the first 6 weeks, I have been asked to do the following exercises: 4 sessions of each of the below per day (every 4 hours) - Ankle pumps x15 reps - Gluteal sets x15 reps - Quad sets x10 reps - Heel slides x10 reps After 6 weeks, I have to seek physiotherapy from a clinic.
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    Revision THR How long does the limp last after surgery<

    @Carriemay60 @Jaycey Happy to report back that icing made a HUGE difference! Walking felt so much easier and it was almost instant relief. Can't believe I hadn't been doing it this whole time. Thanks a lot folks! :)
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    Revision THR How long does the limp last after surgery<

    @Jaycey You're absolutely right. I am going to start icing today and see if it makes my recovery and comfort any better. I guess I was expecting a much faster recovery - patience is not my virtue!
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    Revision THR How long does the limp last after surgery<

    @Carriemay60 Thanks for your feedback! I will start using ice packs today :) At times I feel like I am learning to walk all over again. For some reason (probably it's because it's a revision) I feel that recovery is taking a lot longer than what it took 10 years ago during my first surgery. I...
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    Revision THR How long does the limp last after surgery<

    @Jaycey Thanks! Phew I am a bit relieved. I thought something wasn't right. :) I did experience clicking noises before the revision surgery due to metallosis. Clicking I believe is a common symptom of metallosis. @Josephine Thanks so much for taking the time out and compiling these questions. I...

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