Changing a tire at two weeks post op is not a good idea. We often forget that we are healing after major surgery and do things without thinking. Please think before doing any strenuous activities shortly after surgery. I think the people who do “really dumb things” realize it very quickly! Anyone that had major surgery and wants to do heavy work any time within the first six weeks is … Read the rest
|From the Hip Replacement Handbook by Brian McGrory|
By Brian McGroryBlood Clots Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart to body tissues and organs. Veins are blood vessels through which blood travels from all parts of the body back to the heart. A blood clot is a jelly-like mass of thickened blood. The body normally forms a blood
Introduction by Patricia Walter:
Occasionally people have hip device failures due to pushing too hard right after surgery or doing hard impact sports or activities too soon. There are stories of people with hip resurfacings that required revisions to THRs. Dr. Broder, a hip resurfacing patient and radiologist, explains why patients should be conservative during their post op recoveries. Most surgeons want patients to wait until at least 6 months
Stairs and Crutches
Use one crutch and the stair rail if present (only if the railing is stable and there is someone to carry the other crutch). Use two crutches if there is no stair rail.
It does not matter which side the stair rail is on.
If both crutches can be held in one hand safely, you can use both crutches on one side and the railing on
After having my left hip resurfaced in
July 2007, for my recovery I focused on PT exercises, water
walking and exercises, and swimming. I also gradually
increased my regular walking. I went from two crutches to
one crutch, to a cane, to nothing, then to one trekking pole
for trails with steep inclines and loose rocks. I was
reluctant to use two trekking poles, because I really didn’t
know how … Read the rest
Early Post Op Exercises
The exercises shown on this page are typical to what many
These exercises are important for increasing circulation to your
My physician for hip resurfacing was Dr. xxxxx. My email today is about my experience almost 4 years after my surgery. Before surgery I was a distance runner. I fell on my left hip in 2004, it wasn’t treated, I continued running, I got arthritis, I needed surgery. I had my surgery in 2008. I had nothing but problems after my surgery.
Something stuck in my mind that Dr xxxxx
|Evelyne has given me permission to post her Water Exercises on the Website.
Her only caution to patients is: Just let the patients know that it is easy to overdo things in the pool and that you have to build things up slowly. Evelyne’s Water Exercises:1.Walking forward, short even steps. Rolling off the heel to toe. Toes forward.2. Walking forward, lifting knees to 90 degrees (horizontal). Toes forward.
The top of your crutches should reach between 1 and 1 1/2
inches below your armpits while you stand up straight.
The handgrips of the crutches should be even with the top of
your hip line.
Your elbows should bend a bit when you use the handgrips.
Hold the top of the crutches tightly to your sides, and use
your hands to absorb the weight. Don’t let the … Read the rest