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Old 19 January 2010, 20:35
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Had my rt hip replaced 12/1. Leg split like a banana peel when the doc put the prosthesis in. Joint is Ti with ceramic. Spent the first 5 weeks on crutches nursing the broken leg. Walking a mi. 2x a day also.
Hip feels great but thigh/ shins are really sore.
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Old 19 January 2010, 21:59
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My 80 yr old grandfather had both replaced and he was very happy. I wasn't around when he actually had the surgery, but when I asked him how they felt he just lifted his leg and shook it around and did a little dance..so, IMO, he liked it very much.
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Old 19 January 2010, 22:03
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The material I am getting at 8am tomorrow is called Oxinium. For me I think ceramic would be too fracture prone and this material is supposedly good for 30-40yrs so I should be good for the rest of my life.
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Old 19 January 2010, 23:23
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I am certain some here know about this, I am getting this done in October, and I wish it was tomorrow. What sort of a rehab/recovery am I looking at?

Thank you.
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My wife just went thru this with a professional Rehab Team and it took approx 4 weeks to get her up and walk 125', rest, then return the 125'. She went thru the usual first stand, weight measurement on repaired leg, then leg lifts, then slight walks. Wife had the metal ball procedure.

Good luck.

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Old 20 January 2010, 01:03
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Cass, best wishes for a full and speedy recovery for your wife. I also have the metal on metal, and plan on keeping this one for a while.
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Old 20 January 2010, 08:23
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I had a total right hip replacement end of July 09. I'm 34 so had the ceramic on ceramic fittings with extra wide ball. Apparantly this takes more s**t and abuse than the normal sized ones. Something to do with being younger and therefore putting more wear and tear on it

I was in and out of hospital in 8 days due to minor complications and on my feet/crutches within two weeks. Was back to doing 14 hour shifts at work after 3 months.
Siz months on and all is well. The ol' pins get tired a bit quicker than they used to but aside from that (and the gaping scar down my thigh and across my a) you would never be able to tell. (I have some juicy pics somewhere)

Because of my age im expecting to have it done a couple more times but hopefully not for another 15 years or so at least.

I'll go back to my usual lurker status

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Old 21 January 2010, 15:59
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Had my left hip replaced yesterday at approx 9am. Did a rehab walk yesterday around 2pm and a little more this morning.

I am now home, roughly 28 hours after checking into the hospital. I'm sore but over I feel real good.

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I avoided the ceramic stuff due to the fracture risk. My new hip is Oxinium. Supposed to be good for 30-40yrs and will not fracture. My doc says my femur will break way before the new hip will.
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Old 16 February 2016, 23:55
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Today is day 7 after getting the other side replaced. It feels really good, I've been walking around the house unaided, without a limp. I'm so happy it's hard to say.

I guess having two titanium kickstands is better than one. My knees are next, but I'm waiting at least a couple years to get those done, and then I'll have reached my max of four replacement joints. Life is good.
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Old 19 February 2016, 01:22
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One of the 1st movements I've ever seen at PT is when they have you sit on the bike and use the good leg to push the recovering leg around the full circle of the crank to restore some range of motion.
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Old 11 July 2017, 16:10
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A world of suck. :D

I've had both my knees replaced and rehab was tough,
August 2nd my number is up and I am having R total knee replacement. I put this off for 4 years and decided I had to do this or my back/hip we're going to suffer permanent damage.

I realize these are obviously a subjective questions, but:

When did you get back to at least driving?
How much pain, and how long?
When did your therapy begin?
Any suggestions re: preparing my body 21 days from surgery?

(I have one kidney so I don't even take Ibuprofen for my pain - last week the doc prescribed 50MG of Tramadol since I was limping and I haven't even filled it.)

I am in sales and walk a bit through the casinos, which I am obviously going to avoid for a bit, but I haven't been able to even ride a bike -- just swimming, P90X and stretching.
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Old 11 July 2017, 18:20
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My wife just went thru this with a professional Rehab Team and it took approx 4 weeks to get her up and walk 125', rest, then return the 125'. She went thru the usual first stand, weight measurement on repaired leg, then leg lifts, then slight walks. Wife had the metal ball procedure.

Good luck.
Nothing really important to add except. RIP Cass. It was good to see a post from you to remember your contributions here and through your life.

You actually pointed me over to here from another pond based on some questions I had asked about my dads service with the Seabees In Vietnam. Thanks for that.

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Miss you sir.
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Old 3 August 2017, 14:15
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August 2nd my number is up and I am having R total knee replacement. I put this off for 4 years and decided I had to do this or my back/hip we're going to suffer permanent damage.
Well this happened yesterday @ 9:00 am. I tried to go without pain meds today but yeah that isn't happening these first few days. Today and tomorrow are probably the pinnacle of pain.

Range of motion is 110 and they want 120. Straightening is the problem - I couldn't put the back of my knee to the floor prior to the TKR so it's hard now. Painful as well.

Doc said he had to cement part of this in because the bone had too much deterioration so hopefully that doesn't become a down the road issue.

All in all no pain I can't handle but I'm not going to refuse pain pills at the moment. Wow!
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