Anyone go through THR replacement w/ medius gluteus repair?

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After a failed resurfacing revision, headed for THR with full tear / rupture to medius gluteus....anyone else go through this type of surgery? Can you tell me what to expect as far as recovery?

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@Gray Horse One of our members documented her experience with medius gluteus repair post THR. Here's a link to Krista's thread.

Since you will be having the repair plus THR, your recovery will be more along the lines of THR recovery. Here are some guidelines for that recovery:

Hip Recovery: The Guidelines
We are all different, as are the approaches to this recovery and rehab. The key is, “Find what works for YOU.“ Your doctor(s), physiotherapist(s) and BoneSmart are here to help. But you have the final decision as to what approach you use.

1. Don’t worry: Your body will heal all by itself. Relax, let it, don't try and hurry it, don’t worry about any symptoms now, they are almost certainly temporary
2. Control discomfort:
rest
ice
take your pain meds by prescription schedule (not when pain starts!)​
3. Do what you want to do BUT
a. If it hurts, don't do it and don't allow anyone - especially a physical therapist - to do it to you​
b. If your leg swells more or gets stiffer in the 24 hours after doing it, don't do it again.​
4. PT or exercise can be useful BUT take note of this BoneSmart philosophy for sensible post op therapy
5. Here is a week-by-week guide for Activity progression for THRs
6. Access these pages on the website

Pain management and the pain chart
Healing: how long does it take?
Chart representation of THR recovery

Dislocation risk and 90 degree rule
Energy drain for THRs
Pain and swelling control: elevation is the key
Post op blues is a reality - be prepared for it
Myth busting: on getting addicted to pain meds
Sleep deprivation is pretty much inevitable - but what causes it?

BIG TIP: Hips actually don't need any exercise to get better. They do a pretty good job of it all on their own if given half a chance. Trouble is, people don't give them a chance and end up with all sorts of aches and pains and sore spots. All they need is the best therapy which is walking and even then not to excess.
 

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Sorry you've had such a struggle, @Gray Horse.

I'm sorry that don't have any relevant experience to share, but want to let you know that I am sending prayers and positive thoughts for a great outcome to your surgery next week.

We'll be here for you in your recovery.
 

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Gray Horse,
Hope you get a chance to read Krista's thread, she did quite well with her gluteal repair once it healed.
Wishing you all the best next week for your THR and repair of your medial gluteal muscle.
 

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@Gray Horse sorry I don't have any pointers for you on the medius gluteus tear. Just wanted to say we'll be here to cheer you on next week.
 

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Best Wishes tomorrow!
We will be watching for you on the healing side to support you as you begin your recovery. Hope to see you there soon!
@Gray Horse
 

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