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Thigh muscles very weak for anterior hip replacement...

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by Pinkelf, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. Pinkelf

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    I have rescheduled my hip replacement surgery due to extreme weight loss [legs only :(] and weak muscles in my tights. Now it is scheduled for August 15/2017. Eventually I'll have to have the other hip replaced also. Does anyone have this problem? What has been done?
     
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    @Pinkelf it is not uncommon for leg muscles to develop atrophy from hip OA esp if you're limping. Unless your dr advised you to reschedule for health reasons, if it were me, I'd push to get them both done quickly.
     
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    @Pinkelf nearly everyone has this issue pre-op. Once that hip is replaced you will regain your mobility and strength in your legs.

    I agree with Horseshoe - can you get your surgery done any earlier? The sooner the better so that you can get on with living again.
     
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    I had very weak muscles in my right leg as I'd been doing most everything with my left for years. My right THR was done 6 weeks ago tomorrow and my right hip will be replaced tomorrow - my right leg is strong enough now to do all the work for a while!! I can go up stairs normally and using solely my right leg (since that's what I'll need to do for a while after tomorrow's surgery).

    It'll happen, and I agree that I wouldn't delay.


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