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Thread: Contemplating a full left hip replacement

  1. #11
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    Shoe String Racing and M Worth, Thanks for your inputs. I have decided that if my non-invasive Orthopod agrees with my decision, I am going to move forward to a consultation with a surgeon and get this funky "football shaped" femur head replaced with something that is round and glides in a new cup<grin>. I hate the thought of major surgery but I dislike decreased ability much more.

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    Best of luck!

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    While I haven't had my hip replaced, I have broken both hips, independently, 18 months apart. I finished my first Ironman race(2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bicycle ride, 26.2 mile run) 6 months after breaking the first & my second, 4 months after breaking the other. Nobody has ever accused me of being smart. My advice to you is; let pain be your guide during your recovery. If it hurts while doing your PT, stop. But, having said that, don't hold back on your PT, do what your therapist tells you and make sure you get full range of motion back when you're done. That is the goal. Meet that & you will be able to lead a full life with your new hip.
    Please let all of those that relied know how it goes. Kurt

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    Advice received from those who have been there both happy and unhappy is--- 1 follow the directions of your therapist. 2. (see #1) 3 (see #1) exercise is the best pain relief long term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedwagon View Post
    ... exercise is the best pain relief long term.
    And going for a nice blat :-)

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    I am going for blats now before surgery and am going to do one more autox before surgery. It looks like I will be out of the game for 5-6 weeks. I will give everybody a heads up after I get the surgery in September. My surgeon's schedule is pretty full but should be done with rehab by the end of October. I finally have my Storker really dialed in just when I am going to be taken off the track for a couple of months but I am going to run like hell on this next event to have smiles on those days when I am feeling a bit sorry for myself.
    Last edited by Astro Bob; 08-12-2017 at 06:19 PM.

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