Author Topic: Dr Zelicoff  (Read 3470 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 36
Dr Zelicoff
« on: December 10, 2007, 11:52:28 PM »
5 days post op. Dr. zelicoff did my sugery at Westchester Med. in NY. I'm a bar stool at my computer and not good with this thing. I have some Questions and need some ans.  Things went real well and that bothers me. All was better then expected.I will answer ques. also. Can some one tell me if A person would know if the hip was out if still on crutches. Also when can i put full weight onit. Without fear of popping it out. No pt as yet. Just got home yesterday.
           Thank you for this web sight
« Last Edit: June 21, 2008, 01:56:35 AM by Pat Walter »

Pat Walter

  • Patricia Walter
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3687
  • Owner/Webmaster of Surface Hippy
    • Surface Hippy
Re: Dr Zelicoff
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2007, 09:51:04 PM »
Hi Ronnie

Congratulations on your new hip.

One thing I can tell you - you would be in the most terrible pain your could imagine if your hip was dislocated or there was a problem.  Several people I have talked to went thru that - the pain is unbelievable.

So don't worry about your hip being dislocated.  Many people have a clunking feeling or looseness in the newly operated hip. That is because your muscles are still very loose after surgery.

Normally, you should have a quick and easy recovery.  I was on no meds after I left the hospital at 2 1/2 days other than some Advil for muscle sorness.

You should ask your doctor his protocol for weight bearing.  Most doctors are 100% weight bearing right after surgery. Of course,you can't do that, but you can quickly start putting quite a bit of weight on the operated leg if the doctors has OKd it.  Maybe you had some special problems.

You won't dislocate a leg by standing on it - the physics of it all means that is actually holding it together.  The femur ball is pushing up into the acetabular cup in your hip. 

If you are not sure about weight bearn, please call your doctors office and ask.  He/she is the only one that can tell you for your own situation.

Also ask about PT.  The pt used is not very strenious. This is the typical PT used  http://www.hipsforyou.com/exercisespostop.php  My PT in Belgium was started 2 days post op.  Some doctors use a lot of pt and others dont. Some people just started living their normal lives as their hip allowed it.  Most doctors agree that walking is one of the best exercises you can do.  It took me about 5 days post op before they let me go sight seeing in Belgium. By about day 10 post op I was able to walk about 3/4 mile with one crutch.

Most people are told to do a lot of walking.  It helps the bone to heal and grow around the hip.

Do you have the 90 degree rule? That is when you could most likley dislocate your hip if you do an action that pulled your hip toward your chest. Normally, you are not supposed to do that, or cross your legs and use a pillow between your legs with sleeping on your side to prevent dislocation.

Good Luck and keep in touch.
Webmaster/Owner of Surface Hippy
3/15/06 LBHR De Smet


  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 36
Re: Dr Zelicoff
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2007, 01:00:44 PM »
Thanks Pat just getting a reply from you was great.  To hear some answers from a person who went through this already was reassuring.  If you have any questions or if I can help anyone in anyway, feel free to contact me.  Thank you Ronnie


Mission Statement
Surface Hippy presents information about hip resurfacing. It does not provide medical advice.
It is designed to support, not to replace, the relationship between patient and clinician.
Advertising - Revenue from this site is derived from commercial advertising and individual donations. Any advertisement is distinguished by the word "advertisement"
Privacy - Surface Hippy does not share email addresses or personal information with any group or organization.
Content - Surface Hippy is not controlled or influenced by any medical companies, doctors or hospitals.
All content is controlled by Patricia Walter - Joint Health Sites LLC 2005 - 2018 Web design by Patricia Walter.

Hip TalkModeration


The Hip Talk Discussion Group or forum is moderated on a Daily basis by Patricia Walter.

The moderator and forum members are not regarded as health professionals.


The information provided on this forum is designed to support, not replace, the direct relationship between patients and health professionals.


We remind you that this forum is public and any message can be read, used, reproduced and cited by all.
You do have the option to delete your messages. However, under exceptional circumstances, you can contact the moderator to do so. Thus, please take care regarding the information that you post.


The moderator and members should conduct themselves at all times with respect and honesty.

By using our forums, you agree to post information that is true and correct to the best of your knowledge and is of your personal experience. If the information you post is not personal experience, we request you to provide sources (references, links, etc..) whenever it is relevant and possible.

You are not allowed to post advertisements, whether in the form of text links or banners, for example.

Please keep your comments positive and polite. If you have a disagreement with another forum member, moderator or the site owner; please use the the private message feature of this forum or email the member. We try to avoid emotional conflicts on the discussion group and we will do so by removing posts and banning those that cause problems.

The moderator reserves the right to delete any messages deemed inappropriate without notifying the author. In cases of abuse, the moderator reserve the right to ban a member of the forum. In both instances, an explanation will be provided if user requests.

Recent Posts

Re: Groin pain???? by ahausheer
Today at 07:44:41 AM

Re: Andy Murray by jimbone
Today at 12:53:42 AM

Re: THR yesterday by Saddlepal3
Today at 12:11:50 AM

Re: Andy Murray by catfriend
Yesterday at 10:35:05 PM

Re: Andy Murray by Saf57
Yesterday at 06:32:43 PM

Re: Andy Murray by Granton
Yesterday at 03:04:03 PM

Re: THR yesterday by Pat Walter
Yesterday at 02:24:36 PM

Re: Andy Murray by moe
Yesterday at 11:33:55 AM

Donate Thru Pay Pal

Surface Hippy Gear


Powered by EzPortal