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Hip Replacement

Also known as THR, Total Hip Replacement

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    THR - Useful Resources

    Below are links to various resources for THR patients. If anyone has suggestions for other useful resources let me know but please do so by contacting me and not replying in this thread. Any links for inclusion will have to be from non-commercial reputable sites. Patient leaflet on Hip …

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  • Weight loss following surgery

    I am 7 weeks post hip replacement and doing really well. Just one small niggle though. I lost 2 kilos during the first week home which didn't worry me as I didn't have much appetite. However, I have been eating normally since then and the weight loss stopped. I had gone from 57k to 55k. No …

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  • I,m having a thr in november, am lost at the moment

    Hi, i,m a 52 y/o male that has been living with a left hip that has been fused, (arthrodesis) for 32 years now after a motorbike accident. I have no pain, quite a noticable limp, with slight lower back stiffness now. I went to see a doctor about a total hip replacement. My operation is booked in …

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  • 2 years afterTHR

    I HAD AT THR ON MY HIP 2YRS AGO AND I AM EXPERIENCING CRAMP LIKE PAIN OCCASIONALLY WHEN I TRY TO SIT ON LOW SEAT. HAS ANY ONE ELSE HAD EXPERIENCED ANYTHING LIKE THIS.

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  • Hip Resurfacing

    I have OA and need both hips done, I'm 48 and considering Resurfacing instead of THR, and thoughts? 

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  • Thr

    Left hip replacement scheduled in 2 weeks. Having second thoughts. Been reading about complications such as sepsis happening even years later! Can be caused from uti or influenza! Makes u second guess

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  • 7 months since thr and can barely walk so depressed

    When my hip dislocated my leg never returned to the nice straight leg it was after surgery.  My knee is angled towards the other leg and my foot is not under my knee anymore which makes walking a painful experience. The surgeon won’t image it or except that it’s a problem. He thinks it’s my …

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  • Aspiration During Major Surgery

    I had a spinal injection with sedation for a total hip replacement.  The injection, on either side of my spine was extremely uncomfortable, if not painful, and I was made to wait until the entire lower part of my body was numb.  This was a different experience to my first hip replacement …

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  • Hip Surgery Pain

    I am 10 weeks out and just got his week experiencing some hip pain when walking.  After 8 weeks I was pain free, but now 2 weeks later having pain when I walk.   I have begun to walk on my treadmill again. Maybe it’s too soon?  Just wondering what others have experienced post 10 …

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  • 6 week check

    Just had my 6 week check and all is well. I did ask for an x-ray as I've developed a clunking noise the last week when I do certain movements. Nothing to worry about. It's just muscles etc. healing and regaining their strength. X-ray was perfect. My surgeon doesn't want to see me again. …

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  • Exercise following hip replacement

    Hi all! Had my hip replaced last year, aged 51, mainly due to car accident 15 years ago which included impact to left side of body, leading to severe degenerative arthritis. Have always exercised, mainly football and, running, so although I've knocked the footy on the head, …

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  • Update on Revision THR

    Just wanted to post an update for my fellow hippies, especially those of you who are worried about your operation. TLDR: Op went great. 2 days post op walking with a cane. Almost no pain. Background: 70 yr. old male. Broke hip on bicycle accident Dec. 16, 2017. Got a partial replacement. Recovery …

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  • Hip replacement problems

    Hi i had a hip replacement done 16 months ago for my left hip.   I’m 59 very active practice Yoga and swim and walk dogs for a living.    I’ve had constant pain since the operation.   Been backwards and forwards to physios chiropractor.  had injections for bursitis and back …

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  • 12 month review of 2 stage

    Had my 12 month review yesterday. I decided to park in the Oxford Park and Ride and cycle through the town to the hospital. The sun was shining, Oxford was beautiful. The traffic was a bit scary but they are super used to bikes in Oxford. Surgeon happy with me but still wants to see me in a further …

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  • Hiw to be pain free

    Had hip surgery 8 weeks ago and things seemed to be going good until my 5 week mark . Started getting pain in my groin and down my leg again . I am driving and able to walk although I walk like a  penguin  As one leg is somewhat longer then the other now . Stopped taking pain meds after 2 …

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  • Anyone get vertigo while on aspirin postop?

    After my LTHR in February I was on aspirin for six weeks and had vertigo for the whole six weeks which was scary as I didn’t want to fall over. Well last week I had a fall scary ( a stair tread broke) but no real harm other than a sore knee. So I took some aspirin for anti inflammatory effect and …

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  • Groin pain after hip replacement

    Four weeks in from my hip replacement I wake up after a couple of hours sleep with pain in groin with tingling sensation going down inside of leg it only seems to happen during the night if I get up and walk around it easies it but as soon as I get back into bed it starts again anybody else get …

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  • Please talk some sense into me..

    I am getting really confused and could with some advice. My surgery is booked in two and a half weeks and I am having huge second thoughts.  I am 43 with children and I have already had one THP! So you would think I would be much more decisive than I am. Please tell me at what stage did you …

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  • YOGA

    I am 4 months post thr and so far so good. I have been thinking about taking up yoga but wonder if it's too soon. I see my surgeon in December so maybe speak to him first about any potential risks? Would be interested to know if anyone else has tried yoga and when they did it post op. Thank …

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  • Hip op

    My wound is still.leaking at the bottom 13 days in after a hip.replacement will.not let me home

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  • start of week 4 for hubby

    hi what is normal time to come off painkillers and anti inf. husband now starting wk 4 and has been doing really well and came off all except odd paracetamol i last week but today tbe scar area is sore and hes just taken a pain killer . is this where its knitting together.and should he still be …

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  • Pre-Op to Surgery Day (How Long)🤔

    Hiya Guys 😁 Now I know we are all different etc etc, just wanted to ask what time scale did you have, between your Pre-Op and day of surgery. . . Many thanks in advance for all your replies...😀 Stay Safe and Stay Happy... Pete👍

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  • Exercises After THR

    After having my hip replacement last April, I left hospital with a piece of paper, it had six basic exercises to do three times per day. Never offered any physio just left to get on with recovery alone. My question is to those who are a few months into recovery. When lying on my side how far can …

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  • Total Hip Replacement as a day case

    Hello One and All, My Pre-operative Assessent will be in 21st of this month and then just waiting for the date of my left Total Hip Replacement. My surgeon wants to do the posterior method, with me as a day case. Has anyone else had their operation done this way, and how is your recovery going?

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  • Fed up

    16 months since trhr 4 months since tlhr....  back to work and I’m hurting everywhere.   I’m wonky and limping and every muscle is screaming.  😩😩😩

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  • Six Weeks Sleeping on my Back

    Two hip replacements:  THR 1 Right Hip - Lateral Incision - performed May 207, lateral incision and very fleixble surgeon who permitted me to sleep on operated side as as comfortable, other side with a pillow between knees. THR 2 Left Hip - Lateral Posterior with a very much larger incision - …

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  • Ultra sound injection

    Hi All I had a total right hip replacement n March and things are progressing ok I saw a specialist regarding my left hip and he wants to do an ultrasound guided injection into my hip joint. I then keep a diary for a few days to record any chances in pain etc to see if it is intact radiating …

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  • Hip pain

    Thankyou to all of you who have commented on my post. Much appreciated. It's so good to hear all your stories and comments. The comment from the nurse is a perfect explanation to how I'm feeling,and it was good in a way that someone actually can relate to what your saying..I too just hope …

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  • Toilet seat height

     What height of raised toilet seat I should get please. Joint school told me to 2 inches would be fine given the height of my toilet but, now that I have it, it doesn't feel as if it will be correct height when I have  my hip replaced.  I feel it should be higher. Any advice …

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  • Donating blood after THR

    Does anyone know if there are limitations to donating blood after THR? Is clearance needed from doctor?

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  • Opting out for surgery

    i have advanced OA in my hips and am being considered for hip replacement, but it’s not definitely as I have other health issues too. i am struggling each day to move around and the pains in my knees are really bad (been told it’s from the hips and not the knees itself), i am really nervous about …

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  • 10 weeks post TLHR and doing well

    Hi all, I thought I would share some positive experience for those of you who are about to have the operation done or are on early days recovery...there has been things that I have missed doing such as swimming and going on long walks . Well I swim now -- breast stroke ! And yesterday the sun was …

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