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recovery time
« on: September 17, 2009, 11:46:53 AM »
i had a resurfacing 14 weeks ago but i still cant put hardly any weight on it.i saw the specialist 4 weeks ago and the xray looked ok and i see him again mid december is this recovery time normal i am 52 and in good health

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Re: recovery time
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2009, 11:53:43 AM »

Welcome to hip talk. Everyone's recovery is different, but it is unusual that you can't put your full weight on a resurfaced hip that is over 3 months post op.  Does the hip hurt when you put weight on it or are your muscles too weak. There is a difference.  What seems to be causing your problem.

Does it hurt if you sit long or when you are laying down.  Do you walk a lot?  Are you still using a crutch or cane.

I would be concerned if you are still having pain and can't walk, but again, I don't know your background.  I am also not a doctor and can't give you advice.

Who did your resurfacing and what device did you get.  Where do you live.  You might want to get a consult with a really experienced hip resurfacing surgeon for some more input.

Everyone is different and some people take a long time to heal, especially if they had difficult problems before their resurfaicng.  Age is not always the determing factor.

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Re: recovery time
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2009, 12:56:19 PM »
the pain is in the hip but they said my bones were very hard and he used a 3 pound lump hammer to get rid of the worn bone.i live in worcester u.k and i am a carpenter and otherwise ok and not over weight i weigh 11 stone. thank you for your time. roy


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Re: recovery time
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2009, 01:02:26 PM »
mr docker did my op and it was a standard resurface


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Re: recovery time
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2009, 04:22:10 PM »
Hey Roy,

Were neighbours mate, I have only just moved from kidderminster. Like Pat said we all recover on different time lines, I was not super fast with my recovery but I am now eight months and doing as well as I could ever hoped for. Although improvements are daily, I did notice some bigger improvements all of a sudden a few times.

Do you do daily PT, that should help, but obviously make sure you take advice what you can do..

My business is in Kidderminster, if you fancy a coffee, we can get together and we can swap stories.

Best wishes mate

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Re: recovery time
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2009, 05:53:54 PM »
nice one terry its a bit late now to chat speak to you soon you can e mail at roy858@btinternet.com ty


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