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Hip replacement

evgibson123eevgibson123 Posts: 3
edited 02/21/2015 - 9:35 AM in Recovering from Surgery
anybody out there have a hip replaced, if so what can I expect?


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,859
    totally replaced with titanium implants.

    It was one of the best surgeries I have had. No real complications and my range of motion and strength in my hip/legs are great.
    The recovery period was easy. Total time about 6 weeks, but after 3 weeks, I was driving and moving around pretty good.

    The first 3 weeks, I did a lot of physical therapy, the first week was from a visiting nurse at my house the rest was at a rehab center.
    Just make sure you do the exercises that you are told to do. When you do that, the outcome will be very positive.

    The only negatives I have heard is when after the surgery, one leg is longer than the next. There will always be some difference after the hip surgery, but keeping it as close as possible is so very critical. My therapists have told me, that hip patents that have problems are those that have one leg length different from the other.

    I have a small article about this from Spine-Health sister site. Arthritis Health

    I talk about my hip replacements Rons Story about Double Hip Replacement
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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