Jen's Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Martin 2011

November 7, 2011

I'm three weeks out until my BHR surgery. I used to be a marathon runner until osteoarthritis sidelined me (I'm 39 years old). My orthopedist says I'm an ideal candidate for BHR but insists I cannot run again post surgery. I've questioned him and he says this is common advice. However, I've read a lot that says you can eventually resume impact sports, including marathon running. I will adhere to what he says.

February 7, 2012

I had a follow-up appointment at 8 weeks and my surgeon (David Martin) said I didn't need xrays at that point. I have another appointment next month and will talk to him more if the pain continues.

February 13, 2012

 I think the increased pain in my leg, specifically my calf, may have been due to my return to work, which is physically demanding. I've cut back on my time working in the field and have noticed the ache has also decreased. I'm sleeping better and haven't needed prescription or OTC meds since cutting back.

April 24, 2012

I had 20 PT visits spread over 2 1/2 months. I asked my physical therapist about the need for PT because I saw so many posts here where people didn't have to go. He said that PT just speeds up the strength and flexibility, that you'll still get there without it, it'll just take longer.  I have a physical job and at 11 weeks it was still hard for me - I'm 5 months post-op now. Just keep stretching and the rest will follow. It took me about 16 weeks to be able to put my ankle on the opposite knee to put on my shoe.

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