The other pother thing is both knees the pads are wore out. I’m 43. Most hip replacement patients are able to walk within the same day or next day of surgery; most can resume normal routine activities within the first 3 to 6 weeks of their total hip replacement recovery. ( thanks Maria). “The incisions for a hip replacement surgery nowadays are very small and are closed up with absorbable sutures,” explains Thakkar. Also, I have had a standing desk at the office for several years and I find standing doesn't bother the hip. Can barely bear weight on my affected leg (much better with pain meds on board). I even cut the oxycodine in half and took half a pill but it still made me feel weird.. Be carful with both of these drugs.. My surgery was completed in my surgeron's OP facility to minimize infections and "variables" with anesthesia residents. I have personally not needed a stand alone potty. I have my life back and am young again. I bleed--my Hgb bottomed out at 6. It gradually went away. The leg lifts that I should have done were intended to strengthen the hip abductors. Things are really challenging when you live alone. I was walking around with the aid of a walker and then crutches, while carrying a vomit bag. My husband is an RN which is a gift!  With a knee replacement, you will want to be sure to elevate your leg while icing. With a walker.. It has since disappeared, but I was told in Physio and by the surgeon that this is quite typical. Clunking sounds from the prosthetic. (go get a drink refill and a restroom break). Now I am in outpatient pt. Still have to watch my movements for dislocation which are high risk for first two weeks. The author has worked in conservation and woodland management over many years. To make, simply buy foam drinking cups from your local grocer, dollar store, or order online. So for days 8-12 I couldn’t put full weight on knee as there was an internal pain far greater than hip. My concern is that once I get up from sleeping or seated position the entire area of both hips are stiff and painful. I think your husband should book an appointment with your GP to check for any infection and have the dressing replaced. My new hip finally is beginning to feel like it's part of my body and not some alien that has jumped in! I didn't do my exercises as much as I planned due to leg cramps for the first two weeks. Went from walker straight to cane. I had so much pain before surgery- it was unbearable- really. Pills? I could easily drive if it wasn’t for dislocation potential. Seeing ortho doc again to discuss new pain. Follow up visits to your surgeon are typically at 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 12 months. As Long as you don’t bend over incorrectly lots of things are possible at two weeks postop. Regardless, I am 1000% better than what I was. Yayyyy me, from what I have read and heard it will be life changing as I am in SO MUCH pain,, but anyway, just wondering, I now have some left knee pain. Has anyone had to deal with that? Suddenly the nausea went following a change of meds and I felt real again. 59 yrs. Anyone else experienced this numbness? Glacierlily007@yahoo.com on February 12, 2019: Well it’s been exactly 28 hours since the recovery room! Was he not listening or is he a monster? My doctor said he could lengthen the bad leg and make both legs roughly the same length. It should be noted, however, that recovery time for a total hip replacement can differ vastly from patient to patient. Can’t wait to be crutch free and walking in the park and gardening and driving. I had my surgery April 16/19. I promised to wait till week three. This is very painful and bad for healing. If it didn't work out I didn't want to be because I didn't do my part. Looking forward to getting some physical activity in. If I continue to sit I will also start to feel some discomfort in my side. I believe it will take longer than I originally thought to get back to golf. My current problem (at 6 wks 4 days) is with sitting. I expect to be fully off the crutches in another month. I am 3 weeks out and doing well. Am I being realistic. Continue reading to get your ice ice baby on! I would guess around an 8” incision. Traditional Hip Replacement Surgery A person can expect to be on crutches or to use a walker for six to eight weeks. Prior to surgery, I was unable to swing my right leg to the side, allowing the hip abductor muscle to become very weak. The AAOS reports that most people can expect rapid improvement for the first 3 to 4 months after hip replacement surgery. I never used crutches. I go back to see him in 5 years unless the left side gets too bad before then. I was in hospital 3 days. Incision is really on the side. Around 300,000 operations were performed last year in the US, alone. This is like Olympic level icing versus house-league. In PT, I walked up and down stairs several times with a walker not crutches. Just wondering if you’d be willing to post during first two weeks your experience in the moment so to Speak. Measure out 2 cups of rubbing alcohol. Clearly we are all different in how we heal. Wish you the best, Gabriela. Once I begin walking it all seems to relax and less pain. I have been trying to do away with the hydrocodine but it helps a lot at night for sleeping and pain.. I alternate at two weeks between the walker and cane. Tip: Remember, icing to reduce pain and speed up recovery is apart of a “triple approach” (in show biz, they call this a triple threat): pain medication, elevation and icing. I cover all topics for your hip & knee replacement needs. It seems to affect me worst at night with pain. If you have a choice, the anterior approach is the way to go. I must say that I am relieved to see my experience is far better than most who have documented their results. Anyone know of any blogs about THR?? A little stiffness first thing in the morning and that is the only residual after effect. It is these comments that make the page valuable. I hurt--very very bad, but the surgeon's goal was to take me off pain meds. I know I have not spent much time exercising and could not figure out why everything was taking so long. Hi Kerry, I had a coworker who is in her mid 60's who had posterior THR on one side a little over a year ago. My surgery is scheduled for Feb 11 , 2019, at Duke. It’s not painful but so extremely tight. All my best!!! I though doing both rehabs at the same time would easy NOT EASY. I don't want to lose that again! Went back to see a dr after 2 weeks and he asked me if i had tried a cane yet. That would be a great help. Caution: Fresh ice directly on a limb can burn the skin and reduce blood circulation. Christine Mirabella on December 07, 2019: On my right hip I had a full hip replacement I'm noticing that 2 and 1/2 years later the hip that they supposedly fixed there is a little pain burning but it looks higher than the other I didn't I didn't have this before it don't look right. I have a small leg length discrepancy, but I use a heel lift in the unaffected side and I don't notice a difference anymore. I woke up this morning and felt like I did a week or so ago. There you have it. I’m walking fine without assistance, probably slightly slower, I need to work on this! Hope it’s the same this time. Some ice therapy machines with a cuff are better designed for the knee joint, so if you’ve had a hip replacement, make sure the attachment will work for you. After surgery, perhaps not immediately, but in the weeks thereafter, it's possible to develop what feels like a hard lump beneath your rehabilitating incision scar. The PT came and got me up for potty by bed. My greatest challenge is with pain management and emotionally accepting that "this" is ok-I have not been able to find the right combo of meds to keep me super comfortable, and most importantly, will take the edge off for adequate and restful sleep. First 2 weeks were rough sleeping because I’m a side sleeper and being on my back all the time was rough. Many patients use a cane for 10 days just for moral support and safety. During this traditional approach, the orthopedic surgeon makes an 8-10 inch while you lie on your side. Question-Did anyone get a card to hand to security when you walk through metal detectors? 3 days ago I took a long hike and since have had a burning sensation in the replacement area. Technology is always advancing and hip replacements are lasting longer and longer. No regrets whatsoever!!! Find these instant cold packs at your pharmacy or order online. The surgery can take two or three hours. Go for it!! I am using a cane and am doing the required exercises twice a day. The operation itself takes about two hours. PT is very helpful though I've missed two sessions due to work.... Yup you heard me right I'm back at work on light duty and moving around good with the help of a cane, after the first three steps I don't need the cane but for my comfort it stays with me all day. I am 2 1/2 weeks post anterior replacement, the first week 1/2 was brutal. My suggestion is to visit your doc and perhaps have some PT or any other tests he/she may suggest. I was originally diagnosed with a hip defect in 1986 following a car accident. Meanwhile, I walk 10k steps per day, do yoga and lift weights. More than happy with my new hips...even happier to be pain free for the first time in years! I’m still not able to walk without the use of a cane. The surgeon will make a cut (incision) about 20-25 cm long usually down the outside of your thigh, ... less pain and quicker healing with this technique but it is not proven. I am still limping and have muscle weakness and pain in my hip, along the incision site, and also occasional groi This topic is … Had to get up that night after my surgery. I can walk long distances, have stiffness in my hip after sitting for a while, and a minimal ache from tendonitis in my other knee. I think the key is following exercise regime & regular stretching. Have become an avid mall walker...I seem to have a limp when I walk without cane...Hope that goes away. About 2 or 3 days ago I started to feel tinging on the front of my thigh where my hip replacement was performed. To be fully recovered, it may take anywhere between one to six months. Wrap ice in a tea towel, t … Returning home- you can travel in a normal car, though you will need to keep your leg straight. Hi! I found that at about 6 weeks, things got better exponentially. A completely different experience. I sit down a lot to do pc work and often forget to walk about even every hour. I had anterior right hip. Nurses getting aggravated with me because I just get up and go to bathroom by my self. Had a hip replacement almost 6 months ago. Usually, the recommendation is to leave them on for two hours at at time. This is very uncomfortable and make my leg tender to touch; essentially my leg sort of feels like "lead." Had a complete hip replacement Nov. 5 th. Hoping to get around much more normal in another week 10 days. Nothing heavy duty, but getting my body used to moving again. Instant ice packs are great for on-the-go when you’re further along in your recovery and more mobile. Understanding Anterior Hip Replacement . If you need it post-op day one then you might. Hi, I'm Grace. I came off pain meds after 6 weeks. Good luck with your therapy. I am now in some pain. My recovery was amazing and much faster from not having general anesthesia. Maybe a level 5 of throbbing. Had my Sergent check picture and said everything looked good. I can say I had a difficult time right after surgery when I had my walker. Now you’ve heard everything you need to know (and then some) about icing after joint replacement surgery. I’m 59, had bilateral posterior THR 3 months ago. Moe P, you’re having your hip done 2 1/2 weeks before mine. For a purely medical perspective, there is now a wonderful resource here: https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/hip-replacement-surgery. I actually have some pain in and around my knee. But, I will be going into my 4th week this Monday . Today I walked with a cane all day, went up my stairs 8 times, and a short walk outside with my PT. It may be different for each person but keep trying other options till one works for you.. Keep doing those exercises as often as you can.. Keep a positive attitude .. Thats very important in the process of healing even tho it does make us depressed at times try to remember to get back on track with the positive attitude.. Our attitudes of life in general are very important.. As an added bonus, my back is completely pain free as well. I had anterior based total hip replacement of my right hip a little over six weeks ago. I live alone ( except for a boarder who rents a room and is here at night) and I have two dogs. I am almost two weeks post anterior hip replacement surgery. Incision care refers to a series of procedures and precautions related to closing a wound or surgical incision; protecting the cut or injured tissues from contamination or infection; and caring properly for the new skin that forms during the healing process. Anterior hip replacement is not a new surgery. The only thing that I experience as a nuisance is not being able to lay on my left side for long periods of time. I am one year post operative for my hip replacement. Walking dog 4 blocks, not using cane. Read on, mate. This technique has probably been the most effective intervention I could have done to myself. I completed myofascial release techniques on myself to assist with tissue mobility, circulation and pain relief. Use a water bottle that fits in basket. However, if you are still taking narcotic pain medications at these times, it is recommended that you wait to … Most of the initial exercises I was given are not needed at this point...Thanks. Doing pretty well, but experiencing numbness along the outside of my right thigh. 1 to 2 Days After Surgery A vital period in your hip replacement recovery time is the first few days. I live in Alberta, but the surgery wait time was 18 months, since I could hardly walk, I paid a private clinic for the surgery and they had me on the table in 3 weeks. ok it has been 9 days since my hip replacement surgery to replace another older one from 2001, that I guess was loose. Pillows should prop your heel. If so, sign-up for PeerWell. Once you are awake and ready to move, you will be taken to your hospital room. Depending on the incision of your hip replacement, ... diseases, etc. Even though I am informed of the debridement involved in my operation will that be a concern after my total hip replacement? Check in to the hospital with your bags packed to stay 2-3 days. I was really excited to find this web site with everyones comments on it so I hope and pray we all can help each other as we all go through the same things.. With of course the help from our Doctors.. Total Hip Replacement: When To Return To The Gym. You can walk without support in a few days. I was told I would need hip replacement before I was 50. Good luck with your hip replacement. I do a lot of sitting. We shall see! I don't think I can stand for long periods of time. my Husband has just had hip replacement 1 week ago they have told him not to take bandage of for another week and he can shower is this normal as bandage is coming loose around the sides and weeping a bit. Is is possible to contra dance after a hip replacement? The operation should take several hours. Decided to post my progress in early stages real time because I found it missing on this blog. Remodelling Phase: This is the last phase in wound healing and can last months after joint surgery. Hello everyone, I recently had my right hip replaced and to just be able to walk without the pain is a joy in itself. Has anyone experienced these symptoms? I had/ have had no distal swelling-only from hip to knee, with expected swelling/tightness of my entire L quadrucep and hip region. I’ll have my second one done in 3 months. About Bonesmart.org At night if I hurt lying down I take a tramadol which I had to get from GP as my ortho wouldn’t give me anything. It took him over 24 to transfuse me. I noticed that when I stopped the PT I began to lose flexibility. I am now almost 5 months post op. 29 hours after recovery room. There are some great, candid discussions in the forums linked to below. DO NOT apply directly to skin (you may get burned, literally). But you don’t have to do it everyday. The information was very good and very detailed, thank you very much. Used walker for about 9 days, then ditched it for a cane. I tell the security guard that I had a hip replacement. It progressed to groin pain, pain on side of hip and constant limping. I was walking four or five 1 mile loops at 8 weeks post surgery, so I have been very mobile. I am 4 years post left hip replacement. I seem to be doing my exercises fairly easily but cannot imagine returning to work next week. Ice therapy machines (also called cold therapy machines) can be costly but some pharmacies, hospitals and therapy offices rent them out. Have site pain and bruising on left side. I was researching typical post-surgery hip pain and found this website. I feel great. I was really afraid of a spinal but it really wasn’t bad. I see on here that some are still hurting a few years later after their surgery.. That would be a big question for me to ask .. Poncho-Mike, You may want to try a magnesium supplement if your cramps are occurring at night. Nearly 500,000 hip replacement surgeries are done in the United States every year. It’s really important to drink a lot of water and forgo soda. I was in my room by 10:30. If I detect any resistance as in pain, etc. I am 6 years post-op from both hip replacements and I am suddenly having gait problems. I am still experiencing discomfort,stiffness and loss of mobility three months after my operation. It doesn’t mean laying still – it’s important to keep moving every half an hour to promote blood … When I looked at possible exercises, I could see why--they all replicate walking. I am hoping that goes away as I walk more. My left hip is slightly deformed, but not to the point I need surgery. 5. I still have stiffness in the top of my thigh, sometimes pain when my heel hits the floor walking. Had a full hip replacement on May 6th at the Duval Clinic in Laval, Quebec. Blood clots in the leg need to be carefully managed by the medical team with medication and special stockings. I got my hip replacement in July 2017. milero from Gloucester UK on February 19, 2019: Good to see you all doing well, please please be patient with your recovery, remember to not bend or stoop to far in the first 2- 3 weeks, my profile picture is of my dislocated left hip that occurred after 7 days, when bending slightly, the most pain ive ever had in my life, 6 hours in A & E waiting for it to be put back in only for all the muscles to tear and it to dislocate again... be patient folks. For example, these procedures can be done with a variety of different incision locations or with a minimally invasive method. I have been measured by my family on both legs standing against the wall and this seems accurate. I’m wishing you a speedy recovery. Then September 26th anterior hip replacement again on the right side. For how long? You should also go for a check-up 3-6 months after the date of surgery, then one year after the date of surgery, and finally once every year on the anniversary date of surgery. Canes are less stable. I currently can walk without a cane and managing the pain with Tylenol. In March I had a right hip replacement .My right hip replacement went really well, but its hard to remember the pain at the beginning and the difficulty sleeping. I’ll try and do same for people in feb. MoeP, one of the reasons I went ahead and got my hip replacement as soon as found out it was what was causing my leg pain was that my knee had also started hurting. A recent study found that the majority of hip replacements installed twenty five years ago are still fully functional. I also try to walk around a little every hour or so. Ian: I am not climbing hills yet however knee pain is gone. It seems like it's been a slow long haul of recovering after surgery. The big difference in anterior vs posterior hip replacement is primarily where the incision is made and how long it is. I'm a redhead. I will say I e been more active this time than I was on oxy. Not intolerable, just annoying.It has lessened with time. Overall I was scared to get the hip replaced but now I know that it was the best thing for me and my health both physically and mentally. This can be treated with icepacks. They look at me like I’m nuts and then use the wand thing that does not go off at all. So, with help from an orthopedic nurse, I wrote this article in order to provide others with an outline of what to expect. Used cane until 4 weeks then went back to work with no aids. She had someone to check on her every day for the first few weeks. I can squat and dead-lift more than I could in my 20's. The doctor prescribed 40 pain pills, and I only took 8. Hip replacement complications are extremely rare, about 1 percent of cases according to Cooper, but they can delay your recovery time. I am 4 months post hip replacement surgery and have been walking every day now during quarantine about 30 mins ... the walking has really helped me the most. I am a design engineer, so my profession allows me to do most of my work while sitting. I am 57 years old, so I may wear it out before I expire. I couldn't eat and keep anything down. I could walk and get out of the bed and chairs OK by myself. I too have tingling/pins and needles in foot of operated leg. There is a very low rate of complications and hip replacement recovery is usually very good. Realistically, what kind of help did most of you actually receive? Last time I mowed the lawn at 4 weeks and was driving at 5 weeks. so I can enjoy my new mobility. I was in good shape (64 yrs old, small, fit) when I went in so I should heal very well. Colleen, I’m so sorry to hear about your difficulties. You will have to go for hip X-rays after regular intervals. You just can't bend enough to get them over your swollen foot and ankle. Marjo: Yes, I had Hip replacement May 6 of this year and I had pain in my knee. Laurel, I'm a new hip replacement, only 6 weeks out, so can't identify with your current issue. Like anything in life, there are decent ways to go about icing, and then there’s expert-level icing. Hip feels great. Ive only taken Tylenol and gabapentin for nerves, why? I am full weight bearing day two post op and if I didn’t have dogs I could use a cane. You may take while to heal due to your previous injury, but I hope you eventually get to where you don't even think about it anymore. Because I live alone, and have a small dog, my surgeon has suggested I spend my two weeks in the hospital's rehab facility. I came home and used a walker for the first 2 weeks. Here we'll get into the particularities and traits of … But a walker is really nice and more restful and secure than a cane and keeps the dogs at bay. Once elevated, ice you 15-20 minutes at a time. Different physical therapists and doctors come with varying recommendations for how many times a day you should ice for and how long. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency. If you have a particular issue, the search feature in your page browser can help you to find comments that are relevant. I’m working in ICU and work 12hr shifts and started having plantar fasciitis and orthofeet shoes have solved my problem. It typically takes four to six weeks before you’ve got the strength and range of motion to get around and perform daily activities like before surgery. Several years ago, my uncle had total hip replacement surgery. Graduated from PT after about 10 weeks and started back in the gym. Does anyone know of a good visual hip replacement workout for 2 months post hip replacement surgery? One inevitably falls on floor and you need second one to get it. I'm not a doctor, though I am a medical massage therapist. The biggest risk is falls, especially in the bathroom. My doctor thinks the burning sensation and the pain in the side is due to the hip abductor weakness. This depends on many factors like pre-operation fitness, age, weight, discipline in following exercises routines etc. Has anyone had this problem and will it be difficult to live with? Weakness in legs makes it hard to get up from a flat bed or my lazy boy but doable. I’m back working in the concrete construction industry 2 months post op (light duties for first 2 weeks), am now 3 months & probably 90% full strength & stamina, performing constant fairly heavy lifting daily. I have chosen trekking poles. I’ve been off pain meds for two days now except the Tylenol and gabapentin. I am very happy with my results. Upon the completion of the operation, the wound is stitched or glued to close the skin edges and let it heal. In surgery, the surgeon uses sutures, staples, tissue glue, or tape strips to close the incision. I would say I was depressed for the first month thinking I had made a huge mistake getting the surgery, but after 3 months thought it was the best thing ever. Hi, Am 4 weeks in from my second hip replacement, having had no.1 done in 2012. My THR was way back in 2012 and still going strong. Could it be intermittent during day or all day? I’m 70 yrs. Total hip replacement on the right side. The incision area should be kept dry, though. with in two hrs of waking up from surgery my knee has a stabiing pain right above it that sends a sharp pain to my lower back there for i still cannot put weight on my leg to walk or do pt,what could be causing this, I had total knee replacement on right side September 5th. For hip replacement recipients, you will want to elevate your leg slightly (with 1-2 pillows) and lay with your surgery side up to ice. I am 76 years young. As long as you keep them fully informed of how you feel, they can take the best steps to reassure you or tackle any problems. She was not in real good shape prior to the surgery and is still on a cane a year later. After traditional hip surgery, a patient will typically stay in a hospital for 3 to 5 days. They remain kind of slushy, which is great for shaping around your entire joint area. This was easier then seeing the dentist. I am 57, was in pretty good shape prior to the surgery. The bruising has started, extending down the outside of my left leg to my knee. Way more comfortable. You will be monitored in a recovery room until you wake up. The main desire at this point is to go back to what they consider normal routine. I have the sensation one leg is longer- drives me nuts. There are lots of meds you’ll take and some are 2x day, some 1 time day and some 3x day. Typically, your incision will be in this phase for 2-10 days after surgery. I plan on being successful in my recovery and wish you all well in yours, just remember if you think you can your halfway there and do not let anyone discourage you on your recovery but don't push too hard either.I'm my worst critic but it takes a strong person to make it happen and it's for you so why not, this is week three for me I'm 46 years old and on the road to recovery with you all. I didn’t realize how difficult the recovery would be. The surgeon says my x-rays look great, I should be good for 20 to 25 years. At first, it feels like I am sitting on a rock. Similar to the reason I had surgery. It takes 30 days to metabolize general anesthesia and I was glad it wasn’t in my body. Can't imagine walking easily once again. That being said, none of my post surgery work hurt, it was just a little sore at times. If you had your left hip replaced, you can typically get behind the wheel three weeks post-surgery. Hi I just had a left hip replacement yesterday. My problem is a numbness in my toes and the top of my foot on that side. I will be 6 weeks out when I start that. When I graduated to the cane I felt better. I was using the arm crutches, but began to rely on them less and less. It will be 1 year on the 17th of this month that I’ve had my hip replacement done on my left hip. Use plenty of pillows to support the leg comfortably and keep it in place. Do you think this is something I should be worried about or is it because it is over compensating from trying to baby my hip? I am 3 weeks out today. I had my right hip done 5 months ago and I just finished a week at Boy Scout camp with my son's troop, hiking up and down a mountain every day. I didn’t want the constipation I had taking oxy after first hip. 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