October 31, 2010 I’m 8 days post op on my bilateral hip resurfacing with Dr. Su at HSS. I have incisions on both sides between 10-12 inches. I was also a bit surprised on the size of the incision and need for 38 staples on one side and 42 on the other (can’t wait for these to come out!) I’m still pretty sore and trying to get off the meds, but still need them before PT. I’m progressing at probably an average rate, although envy those stories you read of people running marathons or squatting 900 lbs 3 weeks post op! I guess I do need to be a bit more patient because I had bilaterials.
November 21, 2010 I had bilateral BHR on October 22, 2010 with Dr. Su. Both hips wore out pretty evenly and looking at the x-rays, both had even amount of cartridge loss. I had extreme range of motion problems because of bone spurs so I decided to bite the bullet and do both hips at the same time. I couldn’t see having two operations, two recoveries, and two leave of absences from work so I went for it. I’m now going into my 5th week post op, and couldn’t be happier with my decision. My recommendation is do them both at the same time and get it over with.
November 24, 2010 I’m in my 5th week of post op from bilateral BHR and I’m very stiff. I’m doing the home exercises they gave me and just started PT.
December 6, 2010 I’m now 6 weeks post op, and getting them done at the same time was the best thing in MHO. One surgery, one anesthesia, and one recovery period. I was popping percocets like M&Ms in the beginning. After the first couple of weeks it quickly got much better. The first real improvement (in comfort) came on day 10 when the staples were taken out……all 84 of them. I’m 6’2″ 245 lbs. I got used to sleeping on my back because I had to stay off the incisions at least 3-4 weeks. I slept with my feet elevated which also helped swelling. But all told, the time goes fast and getting it over with way outweighs the small time of discomfort upfront.