Total hip replacement - What to expect for recovery

Posted by cak11555 @cak11555, Nov 29, 2018

I am having a total right hip replacement in six weeks. My surgeon leaves me to believe that I will be up and around in a few days, just no kitchen work. The physical therapist who came to evaluate me before hand felt I needed exrended care after surgery. What has been others experience following this kind of surgery? How has recovery gone for you?

@cak11555 welcome to connect we are here to talk,suggest or just listen. One thing Id like to ask you did you ask the Dr what the metal the hip is made of .?9 other people who have had hip replacement will chime in hopefully but you need to fi nd out what material the hip is made of ?As there has been alot of discussion on cobalt been used in hip replacement.

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I had my hips done in 2001 and 2003 without cement which meant it took longer to heal. I used a walker for 6 weeks the first time, and 3 weeks the second time. I think therefore it's important to find out how yours will be done. With cement you will be up and around more quickly. As my procedure was so long ago, I don't know how the hips are done today. I've had very good luck so far. No problems at all. Good luck to you.

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Had right hip replacement 4 months ago. Am still feeling like the right leg is longer than the left. Any one have the same experience?

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@klouis

Had right hip replacement 4 months ago. Am still feeling like the right leg is longer than the left. Any one have the same experience?

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Hi @klouis – Welcome to Connect! I haven't had a hip replacement – I had my knee replaced so I'm sure it's not quite the same recovery, but there are quite a few great folks here who have had hip replacements. Maybe one of these can give some insight on your experience @scottb32, @scottjeffe, @karon

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@klouis

Had right hip replacement 4 months ago. Am still feeling like the right leg is longer than the left. Any one have the same experience?

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Hello @klouis, I would like to add my welcome to Debbra's. I combined your discussion with a conversation titled "Total hip replacement — What to except for recovery." I did this so members discussing post-surgery complications could meet one-another and talk about what comes after surgery. I'd like to also invite @mamie and @edithmiller to this discussion who have talked about dealing with one leg shorter than the other.

@klouis, how is your pain 4 months post-op?

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@JustinMcClanahan

Hello @klouis, I would like to add my welcome to Debbra's. I combined your discussion with a conversation titled "Total hip replacement — What to except for recovery." I did this so members discussing post-surgery complications could meet one-another and talk about what comes after surgery. I'd like to also invite @mamie and @edithmiller to this discussion who have talked about dealing with one leg shorter than the other.

@klouis, how is your pain 4 months post-op?

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I have minimal hip pain, but am experiencing some lower back pain.

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You will get out of it whatever you put in. I have seen great outcomes & poor outcomes & the paitents committment to PT SEEMS TO BE THE KEY

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Going upstairs after total hip replacement

When I had my hip replacement last year I recuperated for a couple of weeks bye sleeping in our front room in a proper bed which allowed me access to the downstairs loo. This time I'm if it's possible I prefer to sleep in my own bedroom upstairs where there is a telly and a loo and just go downstairs a couple of times a day to eat what do people think about as a plan the only reservation reservation is my bed is quite high and difficult to climb onto I would welcome your thoughts

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@lotsofpain

Going upstairs after total hip replacement

When I had my hip replacement last year I recuperated for a couple of weeks bye sleeping in our front room in a proper bed which allowed me access to the downstairs loo. This time I'm if it's possible I prefer to sleep in my own bedroom upstairs where there is a telly and a loo and just go downstairs a couple of times a day to eat what do people think about as a plan the only reservation reservation is my bed is quite high and difficult to climb onto I would welcome your thoughts

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What about a step on the floor ?

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@lotsofpain You are about to have a second hip surgery and you are wondering if you are able to sleep in your room upstairs.

You will see that I have moved your question into a discussion where members are currently discussing total hip replacement recovery. I did this so you could connect with members like @beatricefay @popolopo that have discussed this topic in the past.

May I ask if your downstairs have a bathroom or would you have to go up and down stairs anyway?

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@erikas

@lotsofpain You are about to have a second hip surgery and you are wondering if you are able to sleep in your room upstairs.

You will see that I have moved your question into a discussion where members are currently discussing total hip replacement recovery. I did this so you could connect with members like @beatricefay @popolopo that have discussed this topic in the past.

May I ask if your downstairs have a bathroom or would you have to go up and down stairs anyway?

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No we have a new downstairs as well

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I have a bathroom up and downstairs . I am still in pain ,close to 6 years now. I think they damaged the nerves to my hip and thigh.

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