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fenceman

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Hard fall skiing - still going strong
« on: February 28, 2011, 03:34:04 PM »
I am 2-1/2 years on my left BHR.  Skiing last week in PA on icy, cruddy conditions.  Caught an edge and went down hard on a patch of solid ice.  I landed directly on my hip with all my weight.  I ended up with a slight surface bruise but my hip felt fine and I finished skiing that day.  I am impressed with how durable the hip is and feel more confident doing other activities. 

Bill
L-BHR - Aug 2008 - Dr. Brooks  Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
R-BHR - Dec 2012 - Dr. Brooks  Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital
L-BHR Revision Nov 2017 - Dr. Brooks Euclid

obxpelican

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Re: Hard fall skiing - still going strong
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011, 04:30:50 PM »
Your implant is safe under all that muscle and tissue thankfully, I took a fall on wet cardboard the October or Nov after my Aug surgery right on my hip and I was fine, although it scared the hell out of me.


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moe

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Re: Hard fall skiing - still going strong
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011, 05:03:27 PM »
I had a similar experience on ice on a mountain bike at 5 months, I was shook up but the hip was fine. Like Chuck I was scared I messed it up.
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Re: Hard fall skiing - still going strong
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2011, 05:48:11 PM »
From all the people who have posted on here I think it's more rare to mess up a hip implant by falling on it, bear in mind I am no small guy either so there was a large amount of force hitting the ground   ;)

Fencemen, which ski area did you go to?


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Re: Hard fall skiing - still going strong
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2011, 06:00:57 PM »
I had my first ski related fall recently (8 months and 1.5 years post-op HSR), and I too was a bit unnerved by landing directly on my resurfaced hip.  I thought I would be sore and bruised, but nothing.  I stopped skiing for the day after the incident, but the next day I was just fine with no aftermath.  I think it helped that I was wearing a pair on impact shorts underneath my ski pants which basically have a super padded region directly over the hip area.  Without them, I am sure I would have been at least bruised.  Fencemen, out of curiosity, where were you skiing?

fenceman

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Re: Hard fall skiing - still going strong
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2011, 06:35:59 PM »
I was skiing at Seven Springs on the North Face.  My 12 year old son and I played hooky and took a day trip drive from Akron.  I turned and fell on the side of my hip that does not have a lot of "padding", right where my scar is located.  I think I also hurt my pride because it was a simple weight shift mistake and my son was following me.
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obxpelican

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Re: Hard fall skiing - still going strong
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2011, 07:14:33 PM »
As long as you are ok it's all good.  You were an hour West of me.


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Tin Soldier

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Re: Hard fall skiing - still going strong
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2011, 09:05:15 PM »
That's great news, gives me some confidence.

I can't even think about skiing, I'm 6 days post-op and the family left me here in the recliner to go skiing yesterday.  That was fine, but I just couldn't even imagine putting myself in that type of risk, right now. 
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Re: Hard fall skiing - still going strong
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2011, 03:20:07 PM »
Now this is the sort of story I like to hear ;)

Tin Soldier- I'm only at 4.5weeks but am already starting to look forward to increased activity building up to skiing :-)

You will too as you start to feel better, good luck with your recovery.
Alan
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Re: Hard fall skiing - still going strong
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2011, 06:11:17 PM »
I'm 6 days post op and reading stuff like this is very encouraging.  Not that I plan on abusing my hip, but at least I can feel comfortable knowing that when I am fully healed and return to sports and other activities, I won't be so paranoid that any little slip, spill, etc is going to break my hip!
Sean
Dr. Gross- Biomet uncemented, 2/23/11

 

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