John H’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2009
January 4, 2009
Scheduled with Dr. Michael Clarke in Syracuse NY for LBHR this coming Wednesday, 1/7/09.
The Surface Hippy website has been very beneficial providing information. I will post results,
experiences, etc. as time goes on.
January 12, 2009
I am male age 47 with osteo in left hip. went home from hospital on Friday, 1/9. suffered nausea from the general anesthesia and swelling in thigh thatI ‘m am treating with ice. come off pain meds on Sunday, 1/11. well see how that goes. start inhome pt today 2x/week for 3 weeks. starting to feel better with each day.
January 26, 2009
3 weeks post-op, started outpatient PT, 6 wks @ 3x/week, walking with cane and will start working from home week of Feb 2nd. hardest part has been
the boredom of laying around the house and trying to keep busy.
February 11, 2009
5 weeks since LBHR and progressing nicely. No longer walking with assistance, cane, walker, etc, and doing PT 3 days per week. I believe this has really helped as it works muscles that have been inactive for a while, increases flexibility and rom. Have a tendency to push it a little too hard and suffering some pain the next day. The one thing I have learned in my recovery/rehab is patience. The body heals and responds at its own pace.
February 22, 2009]
Had my 6 week post op doctor’s appointment this past Friday, 2/20 and received the following news:
1. all hip restrictions have been lifted
2. took me off blood thinners (awesome!)
3. can go back to work at the office.
4. can start working out with weights, aerobics but not impact stuff (running, etc)
5. will keep going to PT 3x/week for another 4 weeks
I’m pretty excited about this. Wasn’t expecting this news until 12 weeks post op appt. I will continue to do the PT too which I credit my "speedy" recovery, along with patience. My improved flexibility is drastically noticable and ROM is improving everyday. Most importantly, I no longer have pain in my left hip, lower back, or down my left leg. That alone was worth all we’ve been through. Workouts will start out slow and light on stationary bike, eliptical orbitor, some walking outdoors (weather permiting) and weight training. I’m 20 lbs lighter than the day of my surgery and want to lose another 20.