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Hip Replacement

Also known as THR, Total Hip Replacement

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  • My new scar is bigger and different to the last one

    Last night I saw my new scar for the first time, and what a surprise I had.  The surgeon did not follow the line of the previous posterior scar from my THR & first revision, he has had to take a different line, presumably to be able to get at the ceramic debris after it shattered.  …

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    Hip Replacement at the Age of 21

    I’m super nervous and will be seeing a specialist consultant soon in London to talk about having my right hip replaced. I have had hip problems since the Age of 8 and to be able to gain a better quality of life I need to have a hip replacement. I would just like any advice or information bearing in …

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  • Impending operation and terrified

    Hello. I’m 44 and have hip dysplasia I need an operation due to the severity of it. My surgeon said I should have had a hip replacement a few years ago. It is going to be more complex as a result. I’m totally terrified. Beyond scared. I anticipate I will have the operation in December to work …

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  • Second hip replacement within a year

    Hi I had my first hip replacement in December and have made a good recovery. However, I'm.slightly concerned as my surgeon had to cement the joint as the socket was so small. I'm only 51 and have now been told that my left hip is as bad (it's very painful and my mobility is limited) I& …

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  • Getting out of the bath

    Hi all, I am three months post op ( left hip replacement) and was signed off by my surgeon 3 weeks ago. He told me I could have a bath!!!  So excited.  I gave it a go tonight. Got in fine and had a lovely bath. Stood up fine and put my non operated leg out of bath and then thought god how …

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  • Feeling low

    Hi everyone I had right hip replaced 10 days a go. I'm doing my exercises and I think I'm doing quite well but the last couple of days I've felt miserable and at times angry with some tears in between! Is this normal ? I have been on antidepressants for several years and they do manage …

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  • Increase leg length post op

    Anymore feedback on increase of leg length?  Hoping you are all feeling happier.  Wondering if any of those who were talking about it before would like to comment? I’m 8days post op and can’t stand without bending operated leg, have to lift other an inch to straighten both legs.   …

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  • exercise after hip revision lots of walking.

    Hi Everyone ​I am now 10wks post op, about a month ago i took myself out for walks the weather is very nice and i needed to do more than just the phisio's exercises of which i have 9 different one's to do 4 times a day. ​ I put a step app on my phone so i can keep an eye on what i am doing …

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  • Thigh pain after hip replacement

    I'm wanting some feedback on high thigh pain after a hip replacement.  I am 68 years old (female) and am 10 weeks post op cement hip replacement due to severe arthritis.  I have been going on very well and thought all my troubles were over, but have now developed pain which seems to …

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  • Corset-v-Pain

    A month since I received and started wearing my corset - must say the pain I had in my hip and back has gone and no more painkillers are needed. One day I decided not to wear it and the pain was back - so yes I can recommend wearing these corsets. I thought it would be too warm in this hot weather …

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  • Groin pain and burning sensation 12 weeks post op

    Hi there I'm new to this group and apologise if what I write is a repeat of others. I'm 12 weeks post op after the left side due to dysplasia. I haven't had one day totally pain free, I get a lot of pain in back of both legs for which I'm having deep tissue massage (which helps for …

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  • 4 months after thr, groin clicking

    I'm about 4.5 months post total hip replacement. Recovery has been going pretty well but I'm getting clicking in the groin. It doesn't hurt and its happened on and off since the surgery. My physical therapist and my doctor both said its probably just a ligament popping over the bone and …

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  • Rocketman mobility update

    So in three hours it will be exactly a week since I had my THR Revision operation.  Earlier I walked to my surgery to get my appointment booked to get the clips taken out. I managed the 1 mile there and back in about an hour, so I am taking it slowly, but it felt like such a wonderful …

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  • The joy of recovery...PT

    Well my physician thought I wouldn't need PT and due to being two full weeks off non-weight bearing plus two weeks 50/50 weight, I insisted on getting PT.  I cannot tell you how glad I am that I am in a sate of joy during recovery.  I love the exercises because I'm with someone …

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  • Bad hip Replacement - Hurts to sit

    I had an anterior right total hip replacement 9 months ago now and its been nothing but problems!! I just found out I have adductor tendonitis which accounts for a lot of groin pain but also it hurts when I sit. I can feel the new joint when i sit down and i can literally feel it through my butt …

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  • Spasms!

    Hi guys had right hip replaced Monday afternoon and came home this afternoon. I'm having bad Spasms in my operated leg really strong and painful not constant but every time I feel I might drop to sleep or I relax they appear and they are painful and I scream out! Any help or advice to control …

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  • Where is the pain coming from

    I'm on day 27.  Have been 50/50 weight bearing for the last two weeks with crutches. I've not been fully released into the wild.  Tomorrow I start PT to gain confidence.  I've put weight on it this morning and I'm feeling pain in that joint area.  This is a DUMB …

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  • Mid-thigh pain after hip replacement

    I am 7 months post-cementless hip replacement and have recurring mid-thigh pain. I am at a loss on how to deal with this. I've read to cut back on exercise when it's bad and have also read to keep active and walk to help set the stem better. I have noticed that laying on my sofa too much is …

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  • New guide from University Hospital Southampton (NHS)

    I just found an excellent new 21 page 'pdf' guide from University Hospital Southampton (NHS) online - obviously I cannot put the website address in here, but try searching for "University Hospital Southampton total hip replacement" and it should pop up. There is loads of easy to …

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  • Scared Stiff of having to wear TEDS

    My first hip replacement was entirely different to the one that I having on the 17th August.  Op 1, no TEDS, no uncomfortable block between my legs, other than a soft pillow.  By the 11th day, I was able to sleep on the operated hip.  However, this time around, I have been told that …

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  • Sleeping soundly

    Why do they promise 6-8 weeks. I am rapidly approaching 6 month’s post posterior rthr and though much better in many ways when will I be able to sleep without waking from discomfort?

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  • 2 1/2 years and now Trochanteric Pain Syndrome?

    I had TRHR April 2016 after shattering my femur head during the Ecuador earthquake.  My surgery was done in Quito,Ecuador and was on par or better than anything that would of been performed in the United States, where I am from.  That said...now 2 1/2 years later and a very active 2 years, …

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  • Day 11

    Hi I am on day 11 of full hip replacement of right hip. I am 55 and obese. The only issue I have is when I stand up if I am not totally upright my right hip is in agony. Is this normal and what is it as I would of thought the hip is positioned correctly. Thanks in advance  Lisa 

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  • Help after hip replacement

    Hello! So, I'm looking for some advice. My father has been told he is going to need a hip replacement in about 3 months. I live in the USA and my dad lives on his own in the UK. I will fly back to help him for about 3 weeks, but due to my job I  may not be able to stay much longer than …

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  • Short Leg

    I was told that one leg was l centimetre shorter since my hip op. I have tried putting soles into my left shoe to compensate but no good. I've tried different heights but no luck?? Should I use the complete sole or just the heel part - need to stop limping!! Regards

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  • 6 weeks post hip replacement and swimming

    Hi all Well I had my 6 week check up with my consultant yesterday and I asked him when I was able to go swimming telling him I can only swim breast stroke ...to my surprise he said I could swim now...and I have just come back from the pool..ok so I'm not very fast but I swam 40 lengths...my …

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  • Started running again 3yrs post THR.

    Hi all, I have started running again after gaining 2 stone in the last 3 yrs. ☹ I have done 2 runs so far, a nice little route 3.5 miles. My hip hurts a bit for the first mile, then the pain goes away. I really did love my running before my THR and hope to start to enjoy it again. 😀 I know …

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  • 8 week check up

    I returned yesterday for my 8 week check up on right hiP replacement. Was with surgeon for 7 minutes.showed me x-ray of my new hip that was put in.looked really good. Checked my scar said it's perfect. Lifted me from all restrictions. Back to work in 3 weeks.I'm 46 and recommended any 1 …

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