Larry M’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing 2014
June 16, 2014
I’m a 29 year old male and I just had a couple BHR’s done. Yes I’m young but I had bone spurs, terrible range of motion and OA which stopped me from enjoying running and playing sports that I once had done.
Anyway, I am at 9 weeks for the left leg and 6 weeks for the right leg. The left feels very good and I don’t notice any issues or pain with it so far. The right, however, is still giving me a bit of pain. I’m not on medication so it isn’t severe or anything but I’ve noticed I am not able to stand on one leg for more than a second or two before having to brace myself or put the other leg back down. Did anyone else notice this during their recovery? I don’t remember having this problem with the other leg when I was at this point. I understand that they probably won’t heal at the same rate and I should expect the exact same recovery, but I just wanted some feedback.
I’m in PT still and the only real nagging thing is the right leg and glute pain associated with standing on one leg. Without doing the exercises on one leg I don’t have the glute pain. I still walk with a cane but walking around around the house without it (with a heavy limp) doesn’t cause pain in the joint or my glute.
The doctor mentioned he had a hard time dislocating my right (problem) leg also. Lots of spurs (even after having it scoped in 2011) and it was more sore than the left leg after surgery. I suppose I’ll just be patient and hopefully ditch this cane in the next few weeks.
June 26, 2014
I’m able to put a little more weight on my hip and walking more normal with the cane. I can walk around the house with a limp but wouldn’t go out without the cane. I think I’d get too tired after a decent walk. I’m still getting pain in the glute and down my leg if I do the standing leg extensions to the side, which worries me. I called the doctor today and am awaiting a call back to see what he thinks and if it’s normal with where I’m at in the recovery. Almost seems like a nerve is getting pinched by the muscle in that area or something.
July 6, 2014
I talked to the doctors again, and they’re suggesting anti-inflammatories for a week and see how things are. It wasn’t a reassuring phone call and I still don’t think it’s normal during recovery. I had a pinched nerve in my back from a herniated disc which was resolved with surgery already, so I hope I’m not going back down that road again…However, the right side is getting better and I can walk more without the cane, but I still have the glute and leg/nerve pain. I’m a bit worried about this obviously but I’ll give it more time and see.
July 9, 2014
Doing the piriformis stretches seems to help quite a bit. I can stand on one leg with some balance and not too much strain on the leg a little better now. Slowly but surely.