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RebeccaT

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Driving after surgery on right hip
« on: October 07, 2015, 12:03:47 PM »
If you had resurfacing on your right hip -- how long until you felt comfortable driving? And how long before you were able to ride long distances?

Scheduled for Dec 11 with Dr Gross -- have a 9 year old that needs lots of chauffeuring around, and of course Christmas Break will be right after surgery.

Also wondering if I will be comfortable making a 6-7 hour drive home for Christmas ... 
Right Hip - Dec 11, 2015 - Dr Gross

karlos.bell

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Re: Driving after surgery on right hip
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2015, 06:16:06 PM »
 :) Some can do it within a couple of weeks.
I had a bilateral and was driving about 4 - 5 weeks in an automatic Cheers K
2019-2020 THR Left & Right COC Revision Zim Continuum cup with Biolox Delta Cer Liner, Biolox Delta Cer Head 40mm 12/14 Taper, CPT Stem Cem.
2019-2020 removal of Hip Resurfacing due to Metal Toxicity Cobalt - Chromium.
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2011-2013 FAI hip surgery failure
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MattJersey

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Re: Driving after surgery on right hip
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2015, 01:58:07 AM »
I was driving to work at three weeks, and can't recall but pretty sure I was driving, contrary to what surgeon would recommend, at two weeks. Right hand drive, manual.
28 April 2015, RBHR Mr McMinn

Paul_D

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Re: Driving after surgery on right hip
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2015, 01:59:30 AM »
I think 3 to 4 weeks after surgery was my effort. I think I could have driven earlier than that but was away from home during surgery.
L BHR (52 mm) 28/7/2015, R BHR (52 mm) 23/7/2015

PMac

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Re: Driving after surgery on right hip
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2015, 04:14:09 AM »
In the UK you also have to consider whether your car insurance is still valid if you drive too soon after surgery. On checking mine it basically says that as long as surgeon has given you the all clear then you are covered. No sure how it works elsewhere.

My surgeon has basically said 4-6 weeks before I can drive.
Age 46, LBHR 54mm head 13th Nov 2015 by Mr Stephen Eastaugh-Waring, Spire hospital, Bristol UK

RebeccaT

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Re: Driving after surgery on right hip
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2015, 09:38:08 AM »
Thanks! I am really hoping for within a couple of weeks ... but sounds like it might be better to plan for a little farther out ...

Driving a manual ... impressive. At least mine is an automatic.

Never really thought about the insurance thing...
Right Hip - Dec 11, 2015 - Dr Gross

karlos.bell

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Re: Driving after surgery on right hip
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2015, 03:29:01 PM »
 :) Good idea the fit and proper person thing for insurance purposes. That  to check with your General Practitioner as well. Good Luck K
2019-2020 THR Left & Right COC Revision Zim Continuum cup with Biolox Delta Cer Liner, Biolox Delta Cer Head 40mm 12/14 Taper, CPT Stem Cem.
2019-2020 removal of Hip Resurfacing due to Metal Toxicity Cobalt - Chromium.
2015 MOM Conserve plus
2011-2013 FAI hip surgery failure
2007-Injury wakeboarding

livendive

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Re: Driving after surgery on right hip
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2015, 05:08:39 PM »
Manual transmission, left hand drive here.  I had my right hip resurfaced on January 5th of this year, made one short drive to the grocery store 9 or 10 days later, and resumed driving myself the 35 miles each way for work on January 21.  I had my left hip resurfaced on March 2nd (and a couple vertebra fused on March 4th), and drove myself to and from my follow-up appointment on March 13th, 240 miles each way, but took an extra week off work the second time around.  I figure a total of 5 weeks for two hips and a neck surgery ain't bad.
« Last Edit: October 13, 2015, 05:12:16 PM by livendive »
RBHR 5 January 2015
LBHR 2 March 2015

 

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