← Return to Hip replacement surgery set; worried about rehab schedule

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@debbraw

Hi @mamie – As I said, I haven't had hip surgery, just knees, but I know for sure that asking one limb to carry the lion's share of the work can throw all manner of things out of whack. In fact, after my first TKR, my doctor thought I might be able to get 2 or 3 years out of the other knee since it was not having to do all the work anymore. I like JK's idea of a brace. Anything you can do to help the stronger leg will be positive. Will you be using a walker at first? I would think you might be able to use it to push up. Did the therapist say anything about that?

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@mamie @debbraw. A walker is a great idea. I used one after both of my TKRs and more recently after my fracture. I have also used an elevated toilet seat with handles on either side. These were recommended after my first TKR.
JK