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New hip resurfacing....
« on: December 17, 2008, 02:47:39 PM »
Hi, i have recently had my right hip resurfaced at the grand old age of 39 yrs [an old rugby injury].  recovery was very good in my opinion and the wound has healed really well, it is now 3 weeks after the operation.
the only slight concern i have is that for the first few days at home, days 6-12 after surgery all seemed ok with the range of movement and joint was good.  suddenly in the last week or so i have noticed that i seemed to have lost a bit of flexion of my leg, up towards my chest. [although not taking it past waist level it seems very tight nearing waist level but it didnt when i first got home]   the other thing is it has also started to make a clicking noise, not loud enough to be heared but i can feel it clicking every now and then.  has anyone here had any similar experiences.  unfortunately my specialist is away for the xmas hols so no info from there.
any advice welcomed and merry xmas to all


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Re: New hip resurfacing....
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2008, 06:03:34 PM »
Congrats on your new hip. I'm currently three months+ on my left and 12 days on my right. What you describe is normal. It takes a good while for things to heal up. The clunking is also quite normal and should go away later when your muscles tighten up. I can still make mine clunck pretty easily. All I have to do is lean over and jiggle my leg a little.
Good luck. Be patient, things will take time.

Dr. Su LBHR 9-11-08
RBHR 12-5-08

P.S. Where did you play rugby, and who was your doctor?

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Re: New hip resurfacing....
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2008, 07:59:42 PM »
I had a lot of clicking and clunking for the first few weeks. At six months, I often get a very subtle click when walking around the house, but once I get out and moving, it goes away after walking the first block or so, and stays away as long as I am active.
John/ Left uncemented Biomet/ Dr Gross/ 6-16-08
Right uncemented Biomet/Dr Gross/ 4/25/18


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Re: New hip resurfacing....
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2008, 08:53:48 PM »
I am 12 weeks out and get some clunking and clicking in the morning sometimes, and if I spend most of the day on my feet. But it is definatly getting better as time goes on.  You will have ups and downs and flat spots all the while while healing.  Be patient.  I spent many sleepless nights early on wondering about every knock and click. I was also the king of overdoing it and then not being able to do any pt for several days after one of my "hero" walks ha ha.  9 weeks was the magic number for me when I could start to push myself pretty hard and not pay dearly and stagnate for a few days. I hope that time comes quicker for you but try to relax, it's going to be up and down for a little while. Just know that you WILL get there. Good Luck !!.  Bill


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Re: New hip resurfacing....
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2008, 03:50:47 AM »
hi and thanks, in my last few yaers of rugby 1995-97 i played at ormskirk, blackburn and newton-le-willows.  my op was carried out at wrightington hospital under mr tim board.  again thanks.



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