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THR, Anterior Approach - 3 week mark

Posted by @leigh60, Oct 1, 2016

60 yo, female
Total right hip replacement, anterior, 3 wks ago. Able to walk unaided, but limping and joint pain when walk. Muscle pain & burning in thigh and side of hip.
Question: How long b4 joint pain when walking and muscle pain subsides? I am due to have same surgery on Left hip in 23 days. Thank you.

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@leigh60 Hello! I see that you just joined Mayo Connect, let me welcome you to our supportive, caring community. Congratulations on your right hip replacement and for being able to walk unaided. I see that you are concerned as to how long the pain will last. Have you talked with your doctor about this yet? We have many members in our community who have had joint replacements and I feel sure that someone will connect with you and offer some of their own experiences. In the meantime, best wishes!

Hi Leigh,
I add my welcome and am glad you’ve connected with Teresa already. I’m tagging fellow members to bring them into the discussion. @mnpat @grandmacheryl @popolopo @sma1952 and @tallteri have all had hip replacements and can share their experiences of recovery and pain management with you.

Leigh, I can imagine that you’re concerned about having surgery on the other hip in only 23 days from now since you are still experiencing pain in the first hip. Are you working with the physical therapist?

@colleenyoung

Hi Leigh,
I add my welcome and am glad you’ve connected with Teresa already. I’m tagging fellow members to bring them into the discussion. @mnpat @grandmacheryl @popolopo @sma1952 and @tallteri have all had hip replacements and can share their experiences of recovery and pain management with you.

Leigh, I can imagine that you’re concerned about having surgery on the other hip in only 23 days from now since you are still experiencing pain in the first hip. Are you working with the physical therapist?

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I have seen my Ortho surgeon at 2 weeks, and yes, I am in PT 1x per week. I continue to do the exercises my PT has given me, as well as treadmill and recumbent bike.

Hi Leigh,
It sounds to me like you are doing really well. Based on my own experience (I’ve had both hips replaced, one 6 years ago, the other 6 weeks ago), the pain should be pretty much gone over the next few weeks. I have just a little bit of stiffness in the muscles around the new hip. Good luck!

@colleenyoung

Hi Leigh,
I add my welcome and am glad you’ve connected with Teresa already. I’m tagging fellow members to bring them into the discussion. @mnpat @grandmacheryl @popolopo @sma1952 and @tallteri have all had hip replacements and can share their experiences of recovery and pain management with you.

Leigh, I can imagine that you’re concerned about having surgery on the other hip in only 23 days from now since you are still experiencing pain in the first hip. Are you working with the physical therapist?

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What is the PT’s read on your progress vs. pain level?
Great to have GrandmaCheryl’s experience to add to your information gathering.

@grandmacheryl

Hi Leigh,
It sounds to me like you are doing really well. Based on my own experience (I’ve had both hips replaced, one 6 years ago, the other 6 weeks ago), the pain should be pretty much gone over the next few weeks. I have just a little bit of stiffness in the muscles around the new hip. Good luck!

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Thank you. I just don’t know what to expect and I’m beginning to get concerned that I’m having surgery on the left hip too soon, although it is also bone-on bone. I guess I need to see how week 4 recovery goes. Also, I’m not the most patient person either ….

I would assume that your surgeon wouldn’t schedule the second operation if he/she didn’t think you were ready. But I understand what you mean about patience! I find it funny that they call us “patients” when most of us are anything but!

I have always had hip pain and burning. I am ready to ditch the gabapentin as it is messing up my head and doing little for the pain. Seeing the GP on Tuesday. Will ask for a referral. I like tramacet but I may have trouble getting more and getting addicted. I heard that Celebrex is worth trying.
Anyone have suggestions ?

I took Gabapetin for a few yearsvand it just started messing more with my head so I’ve switched to Lyrica. Dr had to make special request to get it that i have tried Gabapetin and side affects not as bad and also started in Cymbalta

With stem cells during surgery, less pain and faster healing. good luck

Mari*a*n

@mari Thanks for your post regarding stem cells during surgery. I’m not familiar with that. If you feel comfortable sharing more information it might be helpful. Is this something that is done routinely or at certain medical centers? How does it help with pain and healing. Thanks again for this interesting bit of information.

@grandmacheryl

Hi Leigh,
It sounds to me like you are doing really well. Based on my own experience (I’ve had both hips replaced, one 6 years ago, the other 6 weeks ago), the pain should be pretty much gone over the next few weeks. I have just a little bit of stiffness in the muscles around the new hip. Good luck!

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@leigh60 If you have any hesitations about your second surgery, please express those concerns to your surgeon. It is important that you feel comfortable with the timetable. Perhaps after your pain subsides a bit more you can feel more prepared and comfortable about your next surgery. Remember that it is important to be your own patient advocate and, to some degree, follow your feelings as well as the advice of your medical team. Best wishes as you make this decision.

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@hopeful33250

@mari Thanks for your post regarding stem cells during surgery. I’m not familiar with that. If you feel comfortable sharing more information it might be helpful. Is this something that is done routinely or at certain medical centers? How does it help with pain and healing. Thanks again for this interesting bit of information.

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Kerlan Jobe in CA has been using stem cells in shoulders and knees.
This is their finding: With stem cells during surgery, less pain and
faster healing. Its becoming *more popular* in South Bay, CA. @$2,000. at a
time.
ie. Dr. Huber in Torrance.
stem cells give Amazing improvement w Parkinsons.

Oh yes, also i was told that My *fat* can be placed in my osteo arthritis
knee pain area. $4500.​

​I wish u well.

Mari*a*n

@colleenyoung

Hi Leigh,
I add my welcome and am glad you’ve connected with Teresa already. I’m tagging fellow members to bring them into the discussion. @mnpat @grandmacheryl @popolopo @sma1952 and @tallteri have all had hip replacements and can share their experiences of recovery and pain management with you.

Leigh, I can imagine that you’re concerned about having surgery on the other hip in only 23 days from now since you are still experiencing pain in the first hip. Are you working with the physical therapist?

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Kerlan Jobe in CA has been using stem cells in shoulders and knees.
This is their finding: With stem cells during surgery, less pain and faster healing. Its becoming more popular in South Bay, CA. @$2,000. at a time.
ie. Dr. Huber in Torrance.
stem cells give Amazing improvement w Parkinsons.

Oh yes, also i was told that My fat can be placed in my osteo arthritis knee pain area. $4500.​

​I wish u well.

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For more information on stem cell therapy, you may be interested in checking out Mayo Clinic’s Regenerative Medicine site, http://www.mayo.edu/research/centers-programs/center-regenerative-medicine.

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