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@VegasMan
Welcome to BoneSmart, glad you joined us.
Let us know the date of your surgery and will be add you to the monthly surgery team.
 

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@VegasMan Welcome to BoneSmart! You are off to a good start as you have already created your pre-op thread.

Do you have your surgery date? If you can give us that date and which hip we will make a signature for you and get you added to the appropriate hip recovery group.
 
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Thanks...July 14 and right hip.
 

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Hi @VegasMan
Welcome to the forum.
Lots of great advice and reassurance here from some friendly folks. Truly a great tool during recovery.

You already had your right hip replaced this past July?
Just wanted to clarify so we can get you on the Post-op side and give you some recovery articles you will find helpful.
 

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@VegasMan ,
You’ll see I have moved your thread to post op, now that we have your surgery date.
Here are the Hip Recovery Guidelines, the articles are short and will not take long to read.

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. At week 4 and after you should follow this

6. Access 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.
 

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@VegasMan :wave: , welcome to the healing side and congrats on the shiny new hip. Let us know how things are going when you have the time.
 

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Happy Three Month Anniversary!
How are you doing? We’d love to hear an update on your progress. Please share when you have time. Hope to hear from you soon.
Be safe, stay well!
@VegasMan
 

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