Published: 23 July 2013
Last Updated: 23 July 2013
Created: 23 July 2013
Jarhead's Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Hodrick 2010
May 6, 2010
I had my resurfacing done in Nashville on 4/26/10 and am so far very pleased.
I have been doing computer work on my recliner, updating some older neglected
web pages. I today received approval from my doctor to work part time from home
starting next week. I will work 2 days a week from home. I have found no
problems sitting at the computer desk while not breaking protocols/restrictions.
The main thing is remembering to get up every hour for some walking/stretching
to keep blood flowing and stiffness from occurring.
I am experiencing the night sweats. In the evening my head feels very flushed
and I have gone through up to 6 shirts, two beds, 5 pillows in one night. I
tried adjusting the thermostat down but all this did was cause me toshiver more.
and made my wife uncomfortable. I am hoping since they took me off the coumadin
today that I will be over it soon. Of course, it could be the Percocet(tylenol/oxycodeone).
May 8, 2010
Normally, I believe my Surgeon - Dr Jeffrey Hodrick in Nashville puts his
patients on WBAT - Weight Bearing as Tolerated after 2 weeks. This would give me
the opportunity to do some walking.
My discharge orders called for 50% weight on R leg after resurfacing for 4
weeks. This means using the walker for 4 weeks and I am a 47 year old, former
Marine. I am coming on on 14 days post op and I feel like I can walk a mile.
I understand and am following to the letter the 90Degree angle, no Internal
Rotation, no crossing mid-line, no straight leg lifts but I don't understand the