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Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by Walkinginthesand, Jan 27, 2018.

  1. Walkinginthesand

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    my Doctor did a non cement replacement. I am 64 and he said it will be better for me in the long run. BUT...I am no weight bearing for SIX WEEKS. Frustrated. Anyone else have this type of procedure?
     
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    Sounds like an ultra conservative surgeon. Both my hips are uncemented and I had no restrictions. Were there other complications during your surgery? Does your OS impose this on all patients?
     
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    My hip was uncemented too and I never had any weightbearing restriction. I agree with Jaycey that your surgeon sounds very conservative. Did he tell you beforehand that you would be nonweightbearing for so long?

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    Is this your first replacement or is it a revision?
     
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    Hi, mine replacement was also uncemented. I was fully weight bearing with the aid of crutches on the day of the op. It may be worth speaking to your OS to find out why you are nine weight bearing for so long. Wishing you well for your recovery
     
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    Quite a lot of surgeons are still imposing 6 weeks of restriction on their THR patients. It's a bit old fashioned though.
     
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    I had the six weeks of restricted weight bearing, which was a bit of a surprise to me.
     
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    I was really surprised. Thought I would be up that evening and gingerly navigating the hall- nope.
     
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    @Walkinginthesand, I have to admit that the weight bearing restriction seemed like a long haul at the time and my hands got pretty sore from bearing weight. Once I forgot that I was supposed to be using the walker and wouldn't you know it, it was right in front of the in-home PT. It's all good now, with lots of hiking and backpacking.
     
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    @Walkinginthesand here is the Personal Message you sent me. I'm pasting it here so that others may benefit from and participate in the conversation. Please post comments here in the future.

     
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    That is my hope! Pain is so much better than pre surgery I forget to use the walker. Summer- walking the dog, GARDENING, and hiking small trails.
     
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    My doctor is excellent and a perfectionist although most of his surgeries are cement. I will ask him this coming Thursday- 2 week appointment.
     
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    Anybody else have abductor pain after total hip? That is where my pain still is. I am 11 days out and off all pain meds, just Tylenol. Doing all PT well but raising leg or pulling in or out hurts in groin. Lots of ice. Anybody else have pain here?
     
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    @Walkinginthesand ,
    You'll notice that I have merged your newest thread with your original recovery thread. For several reasons, we prefer that you only have one recovery thread:
    • That way, we have all your information in one place. This makes it easier to go back and review your history before providing advice.
    • If you keep starting new threads, you miss the posts and advice others have left for you in the old threads, and some information may be unnecessarily repeated
    • Having only one thread will act as a diary of your progress that you can look back on.
    So please post any updates, questions or concerns about your recovery here. If you prefer a different thread title, just post what you want and we'll get it changed for you.
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    Hi @Walkinginthesand. Yes I had the groin pain from doing those PT exercises after coming out after the op. The solution is to stop doing them completely and don’t restart! I’m now nearly 10 weeks out and my groin pain, caused in those very early days, is really only easing now!! Rest, elevate and ice is the way to go. The only exercise you need is gentle walking Wishing well for your continued recovery :flwrysmile:
     
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    I agree with Jackie. My groin pain always worse after 'exercising' them or to much activity.
    All that can wait. Only 10 days out. They traumatized lots of muscles, ligaments and nerves getting that prosthetic in there.
    Strengthening and toning can wait.
    All needs to settle down and get well in there.
    Slow wins the race.
    Maybe your surgeon was concerned you might be over eager with recovery and wants to ensure you behave!:whistle:
    Things will get better and better but there will undoubtedly be many new pains that pop up as you go through this journey.
    Wishing you all the best.
     
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    Hello, @Walkinginthesand, I had uncemented in a second revision in 2 years on the same hip, with no weight bearing restrictions. The other restrictions, 90 degree, etc. have been extended for me because of previous dislocations. I do gentle abduction stretches and exercises with no groin pain. But I don't do leg lifts.
    Wishing you continued success with your recovery.
     
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    Mojo333 Oh you made my day! My doctor goes know me well! I am a pusher. Thank you for the laugh.
     
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    These hips have to last us a lifetime, I certainly would like mine to...
    Didn't mind letting them settle in before I put them in gear.
    By this summer, you'll be golden.:flwrysmile:
     
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