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Surgery in February, NEED SOME ADVICE!
« on: January 07, 2018, 10:23:10 PM »
Hi Everyone - I'm scheduled for hip resurfacing in my left hip end of February with Dr Peter Brooks. Question: I've heard that it is beneficial to get your leg that will be operated on in as good a shape as possible prior to surgery? Was hoping you could give me some feedback on this. Given the arthritic pain I've had in my left leg for the past several years, the leg has become out of shape as my other leg has compensated for most of the activity work load. Your feedback is much appreciated.
Left BHR with Dr Peter Brooks - 2/26/18


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Re: Surgery in February, NEED SOME ADVICE!
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 08:00:56 PM »
Hello AH,

Before my surgery I asked similar questions. The first responses were to simply improve your fitness in general, meaning your lower and upper body. This was good advice, as I really needed my shoulders and arms to be strong for activities like getting out of a chair/bed for the first couple of weeks (I had bilateral surgeries, so I didn't have a good leg to use). So I continued to hit the gym prior to the surgery date. Did a lot of weight training on all body parts where I could. Because of my arthritis, I could barely do exercises like lunges, but I tried. I did everything I could, and I believe it helped in my recovery (that, or I was just lucky). So hit the gym if you can, and try and get all of your muscles tone (and you can concentrate on your left leg a bit too). A stationary bike might be a great idea as well.

Good luck,
Bilateral patient
Dr. Gross
December 12, 14 2016
Biomet (uncemented)


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Re: Surgery in February, NEED SOME ADVICE!
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2018, 09:21:42 PM »
Great advice Joe, thanks for the response!
Left BHR with Dr Peter Brooks - 2/26/18


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Re: Surgery in February, NEED SOME ADVICE!
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2018, 05:28:32 PM »
 :) Hard stuff. If you work at the exercises sometimes it makes it more difficult for surgery due the muscles are stronger so the operation is harder. A balance I would say not too much not too little. 8)
Dr Koen De Smet 29-April-2015 Conserve Plus - HR Left  48mm - HR Right 50mm.
FAI hip surgery failure right side 2011- FAI  right and left failure 2013.


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Re: Surgery in February, NEED SOME ADVICE!
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2018, 08:43:59 PM »
Thanks Karlos, I appreciate it.
Left BHR with Dr Peter Brooks - 2/26/18


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