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Hello All,
I had am second hip replacement anterior right on June 16. My first was 4 years before. I am doing pretty well. Standing and walking with walker. I seem to have much more pain this time in the groin and top of thigh with movement. Your advice is good-don’t worry and every surgery is different. I wish everyone who is recovering well.
 

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Hello and welcome to BoneSmart! We’re happy you joined us.
If you’d please share the date of your Left THR we’ll add it to the signature we created for you.

I’ll leave our Recovery Guidelines below. Let us know if you have any questions. If you’re not icing, there is an article on ICE in the guidelines. Icing does help with pain and inflammation which should help with movement.
Stay in touch with updates, we’d love to follow your progress.
All the best to you!

As you begin healing, please keep in mind that each recovery is unique. While the BoneSmart philosophy successfully works for many, there will be exceptions. Between the recommendations found here, your surgeon's recovery protocol and any physical therapy you may engage in, the key is to find what works best for you.

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
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

5. Here is a week-by-week guide

6. Access to 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.

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 the at 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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Glad to hear that you are recovering. It is hard not to compare the two hips and two surgeries. My surgery is Monday and I am trying to remember how it was after my hip surgery!! Maybe we only remember the good parts!!
 
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Helmbsw23

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Thinking of you and hoping all goes well. Yes you are probably right. I probably don’t remember the bad parts and pain from last time. But, hope you sail through! It is so worth it to have improved mobility!
 
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Helmbsw23

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Hello Layla,
My RTHR took place on June 16, 2022.
 

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Hope you heal quick. Keep us n posted.
 

Dduck1968

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I have groin pain as well. Almost 2 weeks. Doc said it's normal and to be patient. Hope you get better soon.
 

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