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vonhouser

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Almost one year post-op - De Smet
« on: November 16, 2017, 03:40:11 PM »
This is my one year follow up post. Things are going really well, I've done several half century bike rides, rowed 4-6 times a week with the competitive program, and even did my first sprint race in a double! I did a bunch of strength training during the Summer, including deadlifts, squats, overhead press, etc. But I had to lay off because I couldn't fit in cycling, rowing, and strength training and actually hold down a job. Now that the season is over I'll be going back to working with my trainer will see what kind of strength gains I can get over Winter.


I'd say I'm 90% of the way there. Lingering issues include:
  • My external rotation on the right (operated) hip is MUCH better, but it's still not the same as the left.
  • My hip flexor tendons (ilio-psoas most likely) are still touchy. They get very annoyed if I do too planks, and especially planks with one leg.
  • My right glute is still struggling to come back online. It's much better, but it's an uphill battle.
Had a few times where my proprioception really felt off, almost like my leg wasn't connected. A couple of Feldenkrais sessions really helped this, or if my gait seemed off.


Today I had the first of three ART (Active Release Therapy) sessions, so please I can report back on whether that was helpful as well.

49 yo Female
Wright Conserve+ with Koen de Smet
Scheduled December 7th, 2016

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Re: Almost one year post-op - De Smet
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2017, 03:55:34 PM »
Hi Taj

Glad you are progressing.  Thank You for sharing your updates.  I know people are interested in reading personal stories.

I wish you the best in the coming new year!

Pat
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3/15/06 LBHR De Smet

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Re: Almost one year post-op - De Smet
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 01:21:25 PM »
Great news! I had my one year x-ray and sent the images to de Smet, he said my hip looks perfect AND my other hip is totally normal!


He also suggested I wait until two years to have the blood work done.


Off to the gym to deadlift now!
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Wright Conserve+ with Koen de Smet
Scheduled December 7th, 2016

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Re: Almost one year post-op - De Smet
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2017, 08:07:35 PM »
Good News TAJ

Keep up the good work.  I wish you the very best!

Pat
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