I’m three and a half weeks postop for my LBHR. I will meet with my doctor on Oct 14th, and then we will decide the date for my right side. He had said early on that he wanted to do them three months apart. I was not a candidate to have them done at the same time either, due to complications. I’m around the corner from the ripe old age of 32.
I’m glad mine are being done three months apart. I had/have very bad dysplasia. When Dr. Su moved my left socket down closer to where it belongs, it made my left foot want to stick out to the side. The muscles on the top and inside of my leg have been very tight and have taken awhile to release. I’m very glad I didn’t have two legs sticking out like that. I can see a same day bilat being no problem if the sockets don’t need moving, but not with sockets that needed to be moved as much as mine.
Ben Dr. Su LBHR 9-11-08 RBHR Nov or Dec
October 21, 2008
I’m 1 1/2 months postop on the left, and 1 1/2 months preop on the right, so I’m kinda in the middle of things here! The right is still bone on bone, so it stops me up a bit. I’m feeling well but it is interesting to see how my left side feels from day to day. Now the muscles spasm a little bit when I yawn. They were mostly numb until two weeks postop, and then began to tingle and wake up. I don’t worry about every ache and tingle, but just take it in stride. Or in a ‘limping’ stride that is!
I too had a slipped epiphysis on my left hip when I was twelve. Combine that with bilateral dysplasia, and by age 31 my cartilage was shot. I obviously had all the limits in activity, ROM…etc. I had my left hip done in sep and my right a week and a half ago. Due to short necks my ROM will never be normal unless i convert to a THR, but THR’s are not acceptable to me. The important thing for me is that now I am pain free and will be able to resume normal activity once I’m healed up. Best of luck with everything and make sure you get all your questions answered before you move forward.
Dr Su IS the best. He took me on when I was turned down by more experienced (overseas) Doctors. I’ve had multiple surgeries, for things other than my hips. The Hospital for Special Surgery was the best I’ve ever been too. You certainly cannot go wrong with Dr. Su!