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Hi
Just joined the forum and had some questions mainly about sport after Hip Surgery.
I've always been active, Kickboxing for 30 years, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) for the last 6 years, Skateboarding on and off since a child and Rock Climbing. I'm now 45 and for the last 17 months have have suffered with hip pain, to the extent i've had to completely stop kickboxing and walking causes intense pain.

I've now seen the specialist and from the MRI there are a few issues, Labrum tear, osteoarthritis and Peri-Articular Cyst formations on head and socket. We spoke about Hip arthroscopy with limited goals but he was swaying towards a full hip replacement. I'm also going to ask hip if Hip resurfacing would be a worth while option if this would allow me to more freedom of movement/success for sports.

I really want to return to sports, not to the level i'm doing them now, so not looking to get back to competition but would really like to continue skateboarding (obviously not planning on jumping down stairs etc or doing major impact tricks) and would also like to continue practicing and teaching BJJ.
Are these achievable goals if i had a full hip replacement? The specialist said there are certain movements that should be avoided, full splits, butterfly stretch and pushing the knees down, pushing the legs across the center line most of which are done involuntarily when doing BJJ especially when sparring.

As i say i've been active all my life and didnt want to get a new hip just to then sit around and do nothing.

Thanks for any info

Mark
 

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@Mark.881 Welcome to BoneSmart. Many of our members return to their sporty activities post THR. We did have a member awhile back who was active in BJJ. He hasn't been on the forum for quite awhile. Too busy living life again.

You might want to visit this area of our Library for a bit of inspiration Stories of amazing hip recoveries.
 
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Thanks Jaycey I will have a look at the stories.
I did see the thread about BJJ but it was from a while ago I think so was just wondering if anyone has had it done and returned to BJJ since as the sport has grown in the last few years.

Thanks again for your reply and link.
 

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Have you discussed with your OS as to what he/she believes your limitations might include if any. I would try to find an OS who you trust and who can tell you of patients he/she has had that were heavily into sports.

I am not into sports to your degree or even close but I can now sit and cross my legs - left to right since it is the older hip. I am not crossing the right hip over yet since it is still a baby. Your OS and your own body will most likely be the best source of what is possible for you once full recovery is completed. Of course there are risks to everything so that is something each one of us has to decide as to which activities are worth taking the extra risks.

Best wishes while you ponder your decision.
 

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I've seen some on this forum and read about others that have done a lot of things with a THR. You just have to look at what is done to you and how far you want to push it. I asked my OS about a lot of things and just tells me not to fall. Then he asks me why I would want to mess up his good work that took away my pain.
 

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Welcome.

Thinking long term, I'd skip the arthroscopy and start thinking about hip replacement.

The best step is simply to consult with multiple surgeons. Read around, look for surgeons who operate on highly active and athletic patients. Bring your goals to the consultations and be bold in stating them. Surgeons are increasingly comfortable with aggressive activity after surgery and for these surgeons, that includes the activities you mention here.

I would not assume you cannot return to your current level of activity--other than of course, none of us is getting any younger. And as we age. there are lots of joint and muscle issues that can slow us down even if we had a fabulous non-arthritic hip.
 
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I'm also going to ask hip if Hip resurfacing would be a worth while option if this would allow me to more freedom of movement/success for sports.
I was a candidate for resurfacing. It was being suggested by the sports doctor who I initially saw in the Orthopedics department.

I decided that for me a THR was the best route. This decision was based on how many people eventually convert the resurfacing to THR. I wanted as few surgeries as possible and THR has a very high success rate.
 

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Mark,

My opinion - only.

You should be able to lead an active life. However, my experience (first hip at 45 and second in 2019) is that I was never the "same." Frankly, I did not have an expectation of being the same - this is complex surgery designed to make you mobile and pain free, not to prepare you for another phase of contact sports.

Think about falling even 6' - the new components work great, and shift all the force down into your femur via the shaft of the device that has been force fit into the femur. Do you want to risk this?

While it is possible you can lightly do some of the things you discussed, all have what I would consider to be an unacceptable level of medical risk - again, this is just my opinion.
 

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I have a Birmingham resurfaced hip and a traditional hip. Having practiced taekwondo for over 40 years I do butterflies, splits, head kicks, what ever I want. I can tell you that the traditional hip works slightly better than the resurfaced hip only because when I do sitting splits and turn to stretch toward a foot, the resurfaced hip has a pinching sensation but it‘s not really an issue it’s only if I move in a particular position but it’s easy to avoid and hardly worth mentioning. If I could do it over I would go with the traditional both sides, the traditional is just as reliable as the resurfaced hip. As far as crossing legs that’s just during the recovery period. I don’t do Jiu-Jitsu but I do know there are others with hip replacements that do. You shouldn’t have a problem with teaching as long as you demonstrate techniques and don't allow anyone to go full force with torquing your hip. Go for it, your sidelined now anyway and will be until you fix it.
 

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