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Re, PT: I have to agree with you @EL11; for ME, the PT has been necessary, even though I took it VERY easy at the beginning (and only had one in-home session for the second hip; I laid pretty low for the first 5-6 weeks, that time). Because all the other muscles had deteriorated so much while I tried to keep going (if you read my tale of WHOA, you'll learn that I was in extreme pain for more than a year before finding doctors who would actually listen to me - by the time I got to my OS, the hips were so damaged that my legs and hips looked like one unit on the x-ray). I was very PT-wary at the beginning, and am still very vocal if they ask me to do something that I feel might be too far beyond where I am; but I'm grateful to have found a great and caring facility to help me rehab my flabby muscles, and these hips (their having an aquatic PT definitely makes them tops in my book!).I know we are reminded here that PT is not necessary for hips, but personally I have been glad to have a task aimed at strengthening my new one.
... he could see my right leg was now a little longer. I have heard different comments about that, that it may or may not be temporary, but he said his mom actually did gain an inch (I didn't ask if she'd had both hips done).
That’s extraordinary! I went from 5’6” to 5’5”, we shall see.Re, height: I used to be 5'6.5"; when I went to the OS the first time I was 5'5". I'm now back to my original height. It really is rather amazing!!!