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Left THR In Jan

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by prettypony, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. prettypony

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    I had a RTHR 30/03/2016 which was very successful the next one is due in January 2019 ( I haven't as yet got a date).....now worrying that the next might not be.
    I am very active and would hate for this to stop me riding.
    Has anyone had both done? and were they both successful?
     
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    @prettypony Welcome to BoneSmart! I've had both hips replaced and am very happy I did. My first recovery took over a year as I waited far too long to have surgery. The right side was a fairly easy recovery and I was back to working from home at 4 weeks out.

    We have plenty of members who have gone back to riding. What does your surgeon advise?
     
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    Hi and welcome to BoneSmart, prettypony. Would you be a dear and tell us the dates of both your surgeries so I can put them in your signature?
     
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    That's great to hear. Thank you. My surgeon is great and sees no reason why I shouldn't ride ...you know its just the worm in my head!!:heehee:
     
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    I was also wondering what I can do now to help my recovery after the Op. I am quite active, I do Pilates once a week and ride my horse (competition level) 6 days a week. I am a Concierge for a Bank so on my feet most of the day. I also have 2 dogs! Are there an more specific exercises I should do ?
     
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    I found upper body strength really helped post op. Being able to use your arms to push off from a seated position is a benefit. Getting into bed just post op is challenging for some but if you have upper body strength it's not really an issue.

    Sounds like you are already very active. I wouldn't worry about pre-op conditioning. No need to aggravate that hip.
     
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    :hi:Welcome and glad you are going to be joining the ranks of double hippys getting on with life with no hip pain.
    Our mind does wear on us when pending surgery.
    Lots of support on this forum, but I bet you'll do great!:ok:
     
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    Thanks Jaycey; Phew! believe me its aggravated enough!
     
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    Thank you Mojo333. its good to know that people are getting on with things after 2 hips!
     
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    Last time I had to wear those awful compression socks...is that still the case these days?
     
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    I certainly had to wear the compression socks for 6 weeks. That coincided with the heatwave in the UK. Not good :-(
    Husband was getting good at taking them off and putting them on for me. I said I would hire him out :)
     
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    Bionic.
    Oh good plan! can I borrow him? My husband got really cheesed off with them, but usually ended up crying laughing...damn things!
     
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    Just wanted to say hi from a fellow rider. I am hoping to hear today if I can get my left hip replaced in December. I really can't ride now. I got a cortisone shot in March and made it thru three shows this summer, but I think I aggravated things even more by riding all summer.
     
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    I "had" to wear mine until I went to post op appointment 2 weeks out.
    I lost them on day four...when I showered and put them into wash.:shrug:
     
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    I did PT for a year after my first THR, initially to help my glutes and back. The latter part of the year, I focused on preparing for the next one - working on core strength, leg muscles, glutes, etc. At almost 13 weeks post-second THR, I'm way ahead of where I was after the first surgery - and that recovery went great. This one is just that much better.

    Physical therapists can help you focus on muscles that will be affected by the procedure, as well as working on muscles that you might need - like upper body/arms as @Jaycey notes. They can help you build some strength as well as work with you to make sure that you don't aggravate things.

    I did after my first one, but not for the second one. My surgeon said that they really aren't seeing a need for them with most people when taking blood thinners, and making sure to keep moving, icing and elevating.
     
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    Our philosophy here is

    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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    Hi
    Same here I have had 3 cortisone injections to keep me going. I think it aggravated it more in the end. I now can’t ride without painkillers. I have a 4yr old that needs to keep working till January. I hope you get your date for December. You will be riding by March.
     
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    Just heard that my LTHR is 9/1/2019
     
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    @prettypony
    It's great to get a date. You can then start making proper plans and as you have been through it before you know what to expect.
    Here's hoping you have a speedy recovery and can get back on that horse soon.
     
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    January 9th then?
    The different order of date designations often differ from country to country and confuses me.
    I sure do HOPE that's what you are saying!:friends:
    Will be good to get this behind you so 2019 can be your year for getting back to life!:yes!:
     

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