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einreb

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4 months post op...
« on: June 13, 2011, 02:11:21 PM »
Wow... things have certainly changed in the 4 months since my surgery and 'slow recovery program'.  I have some weakness in the leg relative to my non-operated leg and my range of motion is not yet much better than before the surgery, but the pain is gone.  I'd have to think back to the late 90's to remember a time that my hip felt this good.

I'm holding off on really pushing the strength and stretching until 6 months, but I have been out on the bike for 40+ mile rides.  Its an actuarial gamble I'm willing to take.  I've had several days of walking 3-4 miles and then mowing the lawn.  I will get a muscle ache and things feel a touch tight, but its headed in the right direction.  I know that I could work the PT and exercises harder, but I'm not going to get to down on myself for that.

The night time sleep issues, morning ache really went away at about the 3 month period.

Mentally,  a weight has been lifted... I am generally happier and less stressed out.  :)

I *think* that I'm looking forwards to running at 6 months.  I'm not a huge fan of running even after having done a few marathons, but it will be nice to go for the occasional 3-5 miler and play some pickup basketball.
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Re: 4 months post op...
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2011, 02:14:11 PM »
Glad you are doing well.

What is a Tri Spike Acetabular cup?




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einreb

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Re: 4 months post op...
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2011, 02:22:06 PM »
What is a Tri Spike Acetabular cup?

Its the same as a 'normal' cup except that it has 3 spikes sticking out of it for better fixation to the socket.  The ball of my hip was so misshapen that it wore a grove in the socket.  Dr Gross was not confident that a regular cup would have enough surface area for ideal fixation, so he hammered in this cup with additional spikes. 

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Lori Cee

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Re: 4 months post op...
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2011, 02:32:35 PM »
That's pretty cool.   The recovery and the spikes. (I had screws for the same reason) Any pics of xrays we can see? :) 

Glad to hear that the pain is still gone and you feel good!
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Re: 4 months post op...
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2011, 03:07:12 PM »
Any pics of xrays we can see?

Yeah, I wanna see a spiky resurfacing too.




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Re: 4 months post op...
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2011, 03:50:12 PM »
Maybe that spikey cup has a tattoo on it!   ;D
Steve, Dr. Gross bilateral, uncemented Biomet, January 10 & 12, 2011, Columbia S.C.

einreb

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Re: 4 months post op...
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2011, 06:01:37 PM »
From a study published in 2008...

We retrospectively examined the incidence of cup loosening and acetabular osteolysis after implantation of 45 cups (44 patients) with mean follow-up of 7.3 years (range, 4-9 years). Only one patient (one cup) had evidence of less than 1 mm of retroacetabular radiolucency at 3 years (nonprogressive), which was found to remain firmly fixed during revision of the aseptically loosened femoral component. No cups were removed or revised at latest follow-up. Projected Kaplan-Meier survivorship at 9 years was 100% for cup loosening/revision and 97.8% for radiolucency.
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Re: 4 months post op...
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2011, 07:40:04 PM »
Sweet x-ray!  I love the spikes.

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Re: 4 months post op...
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2011, 07:45:45 PM »
They look like little devil horns...

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Re: 4 months post op...
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2011, 11:31:55 PM »
Much more interesting looking that my smooth one! :D
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Re: 4 months post op...
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2011, 03:39:05 AM »
That's too cool  :D
Thanks for sharing!
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Re: 4 months post op...
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2011, 05:27:01 AM »
They look like little devil horns...

 ;D

hahahah....  the EVIL HIP!  :)  hey, whatever works right!!!

Glad to hear you are doing well!  If you are able to pull off a 40 mile bike ride.. that sounds like your fixed to me!  Before my surgery, riding the bike around the block hurt..every time my left leg rotated around on the pedals and my knee came upward... OUCH!  now, 3.5 months post op I'm riding my stationary bike for 30-60 minutes...  the only thing that hurts is my BUTT!!!  from sittin on the seat so long!!  my hip feels good though!!

I'm not riding on the street.. Dr. Gross said to hold off until six months before I ride a "real" bike just in case I were to fall.  I'm also not running..but will be anxious to run....not that I want to take up jogging..but jsut to be able to do it will be great.  I may go for an occasiona run... but I have to say I'm somewhat nervous about making running a habit.. I've heard some docs say running or impact sports are fine on a hip resurfacing, and other docs have said it will wear it out sooner...  not sure who to believe....  i'll probably avoid marathons! :)  not that I could do one if I wanted...before surgery, 5 miles was the farthest I ever jogged... 

i would like to play racquetball again.  a neighbor of mine is a former racquetball world champion, former #1 player in the world!  He said he'd play me a game after myh hip was all better....  I may take him up on it...  i'll enjoy every  minute of him whooping me...  :)

I'm almost at 4 months post op....  can't wait to hit six months!!

congrats on making such greart progress! 
Sean
Dr. Gross- Biomet uncemented, 2/23/11

einreb

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Re: 4 months post op...
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2011, 02:00:56 PM »
Played 18 holes of golf over the weekend.  I was curious as to how all the rotor/stabilizer muscles would handle the swing, but my hip was completely pain free at the end of the round. 

I make it a point to savor the lack of pain... its pretty freakin' cool. :)
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Re: 4 months post op...
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2011, 02:10:44 PM »
That is great news on the golf.  I used to love to walk 18 holes of golf.  Now I can't get through even riding a cart for a round with the twisting and walking.

I am looking forward to life on the other side.

Dan
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Lori Cee

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Re: 4 months post op...
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2011, 02:15:16 PM »
I make it a point to savor the lack of pain... its pretty freakin' cool. :)

Right there with you my Hippy Brother ;D
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Re: 4 months post op...
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2011, 02:24:44 PM »
Great news about the golf and even better about the lack of pain. Keep it up, it gets even better.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

einreb

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Re: 4 months post op...
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2011, 04:05:53 PM »
Stinking up the course pain free... :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3YCeeRbuWY
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Re: 4 months post op...
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2011, 07:19:54 PM »
Nice update video.  That doesn't look like a bad swing.  And you certainly can't tell that you are a hippy.

Dan
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einreb

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Re: 4 months post op...
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2011, 11:14:35 PM »
And you certainly can't tell that you are a hippy.

I can see a little hitch as I take the first few post swing steps, but its certainly improving. 
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Re: 4 months post op...
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2011, 12:44:34 AM »
Looks good - how'd the swing feel on the hip?
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