- Jun 20, 2023
I feel fortunate that my surgeon elected for direct anterior hip replacement as best choice for me. I am sure my recovery has gone better because of it. My wound was closed and sealed with mesh and glue (Dermobond Prineo) and I have no stitches or staples and waterproof bandage (pic attached from 1st day) so I am allowed to shower. I had next to no pain or discomfort for first couple days post op then my knees decided to take the headline. My left knee and left side of my thigh (quite painful at start) are stiff and sore to walk and achy at night but better each day. Apparently they decided to complain about the new construction. Today I am feeling stronger and my knees are accepting the care and attention I have been giving them (short walks, ice and starting recently some heat). I am still using crutches (for knee and thigh pain - hip seems happy). I have been recovering on holiday in our RV. This has worked great and I would recommend to anyone that has a larger RV (for mobility) and is used to extended stays (we spend 1 or 2 months at a time in our RV). I have a few short level steps to the bathroom and 2 steps down to do my walks around the kitchen island. 3 steps to walk outside. My great dane always walks with me and has taken to following me around the kitchen island. Lol. I have the option for some PT when I get home and will take the advice I have read here and not allow the professional to push my limits.