Jack H’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Bose 2010
August 27, 2010
As the Subject line indicates, this was addressed in an earlier posting; when I tried to reply there, it was suggested that I start a new post, so here goes:
I’m a 55 y/o male; very satisfied customer of Dr. Bose; RBHR 6 months ago and LBHR 2 months ago. The 2nd operation went even better than the first, with regard to recovery, and I was walking unassisted w/o pain at 4 weeks (even though I used a crutch for outside walks till almost 6 weeks).
After 1st BHR I can’t say that I noticed this issue as much as I do now: namely the stiffness, soreness, and limping that occurs after getting up from a sitting position. Very embarrassing in a restaurant. My tactic sometime is to just stand up at the table and just move both legs a bit before walking away; otherwise I obviously "waddle" and limp for the first 20 steps or so. Not much pain, just a soreness and stiffness in the area around the joints. It always goes away after walking a bit, and I usually have very little or no limping after walking for a longer duration. One strange thing I’ve noticed is that I don’t have this problem after getting out of bed in the morning.
Still doing the exercises and trying to increase ROM, but obviously having more luck with leg crossing on the earlier operated leg.
We’re traveling outside the US on our sailboat now, and don’t really have a good PT option. We do have access to pools (and open water) now and again, so I do water-walking, swimming, and leg kicks when I can. Sometimes we have access to gyms, and I wonder what exercises would help there. I go for the leg stretching equipment whenever possible, and go for the stationary bike for aerobics.
From the earlier posting, I see this is a common problem . It’s really the only negative I have, other than the Frankenstein scars.