Bilateral THR Bilateral hip replacement

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Best Wishes for tomorrow!
Soon you'll be in recovery healing and on your way back to engaging in all that you love.
As you can see we have a few members on staff that experienced Bilateral THR's, in addition to other members currently active on the forum who are great at offering support. Don't hesitate to ask questions if you have them. We're all here to help. See you on the bright side soon! :SUNsmile:
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Thank you very much a bit nervous as the time is approaching
 

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You're welcome :) All of us were nervous to some degree. The medical professionals in pre-op make it very easy on you keeping you engaged in generally lighthearted conversation, peppered with some questions. It's just another day at the office for them doing what they were trained to do and what they do best. You'll be in good hands as they strive for the best possible out come. Tell them you're anxious and they will give you something to take off the edge. Keep this in mind also -
Joint replacement surgery is one of the most prevalent surgeries performed worldwide. The outcomes of these surgeries have become excellent based on a number of techniques changing over the years. The implants are durable and long lasting, with longevity much greater than before offering an increase in the likelihood you’ll never have to experience this procedure again.

You're going to do great! Will be watching for you on the healing side, please join us there when you're feeling up to it.
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You're welcome :) All of us were nervous to some degree. The medical professionals in pre-op make it very easy on you keeping you engaged in generally lighthearted conversation, peppered with some questions. It's just another day at the office for them doing what they were trained to do and what they do best. You'll be in good hands as they strive for the best possible out come. Tell them you're anxious and they will give you something to take off the edge. Keep this in mind also -
Joint replacement surgery is one of the most prevalent surgeries performed worldwide. The outcomes of these surgeries have become excellent based on a number of techniques changing over the years. The implants are durable and long lasting, with longevity much greater than before offering an increase in the likelihood you’ll never have to experience this procedure again.

You're going to do great! Will be watching for you on the healing side, please join us there when you're feeling up to it.
@Jad26
Thank you. I have trust in my surgeon as hes one of the best in the uk at the anterior apprach so it gives me confidence and puts me at ease. I know this time tomorow it will all be over and il be on the road to recovery. I am only 32 so hoping i can get 30 years with these hip i accept im younger so may need revision in the future but its worth having so i can enjoy life again with freinds and family something i havent been able to do for 2 years. Once again thank you for the reassuring message wnd i will see you on the other side. ⏳
 

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Great thinking: it's definitely worth having the surgery now. Hip surgeons are improving revisions all the time. So if and when the time comes for a revision, there will have been major improvements. I assume the device companies are working on revision devices as well.

And by the time of revision (if it comes--some surgeons are really optimistic about the new materials and think they can last a long long time) you will have lived 30+ great years with good hips. That's incalculable. Bad hips disrupt our lives, not just the pain but the withdrawal and the hopelessness and helplessness, the retreat from activity and exercise.

So tomorrow is the day you will give yourself a wonderful life gift! And yes, you will feel the nerves today. And that's fine.
 

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BTHR certainly has been a gift.
Bye Bye hip pain.
 
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All done guys. Back on the ward now recovering. Surgey was just over 3 hours they said it went well and smoothly just happy to be on the other side now. Still cant feel anything in my legs from the spinal anesthestic hoping it wears off soon but then pain will start to be more severe.
 

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Hi Jad26! Congratulations on your brand new hips!

That is a definite dilemma, wanting the feeling back in your legs, vs feeling your legs. Hopefully your team will keep you on a good schedule with your medications and will keep you supplied with ice packs.

I am leaving you your HIp Recovery Guidelines. I hope reading them is as helpful to you as they were for me.



Hip Recovery: The Guidelines

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
elevate
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 these
BoneSmart philosophy for sensible post op therapy

5. At week 4 and after you should follow this
Activity progression for THRs

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.

We try to keep the forum a positive and safe place for our members to talk about their questions or concerns and to report successes with their joint replacement surgery. While members may create as many threads as they like in a majority of BoneSmart's forums, we ask that each member have only one recovery thread. This policy makes it easier to go back and review history before providing advice.
 

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