Jezza’s Hip Resurfacing with Mr. McMinn 2012
November 23, 2012
I had left BHR last Tuesday from Mr. McMinn and can’t believe the difference in my hip already. The story in brief is that I suffered a traumatic dislocation and acetabular fracture last august whilst playing cricket. Cue 3 operations and 3 weeks in hospital followed by 9 months on crutches. Turns out it didn’t work and I’d managed since to wear off all the remaining cartilage which would explain the pain. NHS chap offered stiff upper lip and THR which didn’t appeal. Intensive research including finding this site and 4 months after the "this hip is going in the bin" diagnosis I’m now recovering at home able to walk properly, squat in a straight line and an already improved rom. Keep up the good work I will share how this recovery goes.
December 30, 2012
We’re now 6 weeks in and all is going very well. I’m off the crutches, left one in a shop recently and wandered out only going back to fetch it when my daughter inquired as to what I’d done with it. I can run quickly up stairs and have been back to the gym today for the first time. 10k on a spin bike, low resistance of course, good leg presses and curls and a full upper body session with no pain, aches or even really being aware of it. Walking is good and I’m up to 2 miles and feel like I could go on but am slowly extending my distance. The pool is back in my life and I’m trying to wean myself of the pull buoy as I can now kick with both legs but it is still very tempting, again gradual replacement is called for.
The only odd effect is the occasional sensation of slippage as if the head of the femur is rotating in the socket which was something that was there before and will I’m confident go away as the muscles deep in the joint remember what they are there for!
My mission is to get as fit and strong as possible, so that when I start running around August 2013 I’m in great shape. I plan to be cycling on the road from Feb/March and aim for an Iron Man in Austria in 2014 as I was planning on one in 2012 but the small matter of snapping a limb off has put in a 2 year delay.
January 3, 2012
I’m 7 weeks in and it my lower leg pain just about pretty much finished. I too had a general soreness in my lower leg which was worse on sitting for a while. All gone now, no clots and having seen my sister suffer one I’m pretty aware of the symptoms.