hip replacement/riding afterwards
sounds about right Ton. The pain will be from the wound – they have cut right thru your mighty thigh and attacked the bone with saws and hammers – its like breaking your leg badly. A mile two weeks on sounds about right to me but you really should be getting physio advice and a set of graduated exercises to help rebuild / strengthen the muscles
Get thee to a physio. Were you really not given exercises to do? I shall try to get hold of a copy for you if you want. NO contacts in your rugby world for a bit of physio?Posted 2 months ago
I broke mine so had bone knitting to contend with. My advice would be to wait until the stitches are out before doing anything too strenuous but then get some good stretches and also concentrate on walking without a limp – it’s amazing how habituated you get to limping even when there’s nothing preventing you walking evenly.
Key for me was getting full movement back and also trying to regain strength (for the latter that was more from being 6 weeks non weight bearing, though I think).
The stretching will hurt – more than the original injury in my case. I ended up with tears in my eyes 4 or 5 times a day when I did my stretches but I regained full movement after about 4 months.
Saw this today funnily enough (not suggesting you’re elderly!) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29169245 It’s well worth persevering.Posted 2 months ago
I’ll echo what the other two have said.
Not much quicker in hospital than I was. It’s all very much about “active” recovery plus you might as well be at home with the germs you are used to rather than in hospital with loads of novel bugs about.
Most of the “don’ts” are to let your muscles build up so that the joint is stabilised. Hence no crossing your leg as that could pull the new joint out of the socket.
My analogy was like having really really bad toothache and going to the dentist who then extracted said tooth. Immediately after your visit things are sore from him ratching around in your mouth taking the tooth out. Once that’s settled down there’s tenderness from the exposed socket but the pain from the tooth is no longer there.
Most of the “pain” I got was really the nerve endings around the operation incision randomly firing. At a guess you’ll be coming to the end of or have just finished your course of pain killers so the effects of those will be wearing off – I had some sleepless nights at that time. Not helped by having to sleep on my back which is something I don’t do normally.
I was probably about the same sort of distance after two weeks. Six weeks in I was doing five mile walks without problem. I wanted to get on the turbo after about three weeks but my wife insisted I wait until I went back for the six week check-up and get the go-ahead from the surgeon. (It was actually four years ago last week when I had mine done).
It is somewhat frustrating but you’ve got to let things progress at their own rate. Push as much as you feel you can get away with but learn when your body is starting to fight back so you don’t push too far and damage things.
Just keep positive – it will be worth it in the end.Posted 2 months ago
I’d give the Chapel A team a call. We did that with Mum and they were pretty good offering advice over the phone. You could make excuses that you are yet to have a physio appointment through and wondered what was happening. Have you had occ health in with the funny high chairs and toilet seats etc?
The thing to be careful with not doing ‘too much’ is being careful to not dislocate the joint. Sounds sensible to listen to how you feel.
I think it took Mum 3-4 weeks before she dropped off the painkillers apart from some paracetamol. Certainly took a month before she slept anywhere near properly.Posted 2 months ago
i was given a sheet with eight exercises, which i have been doing religiously four times per day.
i am seeing the physio on tuesday at the hospital. he mentioned prior that if i felt fine on the day, i could go on the indoor bike.
all i was worried about, was that i was not doing too much or too little. from what you guys have said, it appears i am on target.
cheers people. 😀Posted 2 months agoshadowriderSubscriber
Sounds like your doing just fine, you have to follow the exercise routine and let the body do it’s magic. Are you using a stick or crutches? I ditched the crutches quite early and found the stick much easier. I would just walk until you feel you have done enough, I always knew if I’d done too much. I’ve had mine 7 months now and it’s still not 100%. It’s a slow process and can be frustrating at times but you’ll be back to normal(ish) before you know it.Posted 2 months agoBunnyhopSubscriber
I was told not to go on any bike, as lifting the leg to a certain height us bad and can cause dislocation.
At the 6 week stage I was allowed on a turbo trainer.
Swimming after the wound was healing ok and walking without a stick within a month or 2.
Please do not cycle yet.Posted 2 months ago
Ton, I’m just wondering, if your physio said you could possibly go on the bike, have you have a partial or total replacement? My Mum had two total replacements and there was no way she was allowed to do anything which put the knee high enough to cycle (as bunnyhop says), for at least 6 weeks.Posted 2 months ago
Ton, I’m just wondering, if your physio said you could possibly go on the bike, have you have a partial or total replacement
full hip replacement.
i was told by my surgeon, that he wanted me up and running asap, the reason being that because i had a heart problem and that i had a DVT last year when laid up with my ankle, the sooner i was mobile, the better i would be.
he wants me off crutches and sticks within 6 week.
he told me that if had gone with the other surgeon available at the time, then that is a 12 week programme.
i will follow the physio and the surgeons advice prior to doing anything.Posted 2 months ago
Aye my Mum has a DVT risk so she was also up and about the same day for the same reason. Have to say, they did a great job looking after her. I’m sure they’ll do the same for you.
Maybe you had the same guy, Mr E….?
Keep going. I saw how hard it was for Mum, but how much it has changed her life.Posted 2 months agobwfc4eva868Member
I work on a orthopaedic ward and see many thr’s most of ours are Trauma patients though rather than elective. Youngest I’ve seen was a 23 year old motorcycle etc he was out within a week, started mobilising the day after or on a zf and left hospital using crutches.
Saw a 65 year old road cyclist do the same.
Haven’t had a thr myself but have had a dynamic hip screw fitted for a neck of femur fracture, when I got knocked off my motorbike when I was 18. Think it took me 30 months get back on a motorbike after.
Do get a bit of pain in it, if I swing my leg over motorbike or mountain bike too fast or it’s really cold.
Make sure it’s done by a hip specialist. Which it probably will be anyway.Posted 2 months ago
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