Marcia Palos Park IL

Des Plaines, IL

#1110 Aug 13, 2011
Gigi wrote:
Shit ...yes, two days worth. Anybody not have a blood transfusion?
I didn't need a blood transfusion. My surgeon said it was so uncommon to need one that it wasn't worth the effort of donating my own blood prior to surgery.
AdrianaG

Greenville, GA

#1111 Aug 13, 2011
I didn't need one. Doc said it was so unlikely there was no need to bank any blood in advance...
Anonymous

Petal, MS

#1112 Aug 13, 2011
Had second hip done on the 8th of Aug. No tranfusions either time. Ditto--my surgeon said the chance of needing a blood transfusion was too slight to risk lowering platelet count prior to surgery.
Jarrelle in WV

Morgantown, WV

#1113 Aug 16, 2011
I had an anterior THR two weeks ago. It hurts a moderate amount when I walk with the walker but hurts a lot more when I take a few steps without it. Pain is located below my incision. When does the pain go away?
Ed E

New York, NY

#1114 Aug 17, 2011
Had my right THP done this past Thursday with Dr. Davidovitch at HJD in Manhattan. Was home Sat. afternoon. have had some pain in the incision area but only taking extra strength tylenol to control it. other pain meds made me very ill. am gettin around on crutches up and down a lot of stairs in my home. also walking outside. have developed swelling in my right ankle and lower leg. am on levenox so dr not concrerned about blood clots. anyone else experiece swelling 6 days post op?
Kel

New York, NY

#1115 Aug 17, 2011
Ed you might want to check out the Hip Replacement Recovery forum at http://bonesmart.org/public_forum/hip-replace... where there are a lot of posts from people discussing their recent surgeries.
bruny10467

New York, NY

#1116 Aug 17, 2011
Ed E wrote:
Had my right THP done this past Thursday with Dr. Davidovitch at HJD in Manhattan. Was home Sat. afternoon. have had some pain in the incision area but only taking extra strength tylenol to control it. other pain meds made me very ill. am gettin around on crutches up and down a lot of stairs in my home. also walking outside. have developed swelling in my right ankle and lower leg. am on levenox so dr not concrerned about blood clots. anyone else experiece swelling 6 days post op?
Ed - I had both my hips done by Dr. Davidovitch, the 19th of this month will be a year for my left hip. Yes, I had swelling on my thigh but I iced it a lot and that helped very much. I thought my right hip would have some kind of swelling but it didn't although I still iced it for some pain and I didn't take any pain meds or over the counter pain meds (Advil) for the right side. As with you prescribe pain meds made me sick to my stomach.
Ed E

New York, NY

#1118 Aug 25, 2011
2weeks post op today from right THP. Have some pain but nothing severe. Walking with no crutches or cane. Have slight limp but improving every day. Only concern is that my right thigh has a large numb spot. Anyone else experience this?
Jim P

Denver, CO

#1119 Aug 25, 2011
numbness around the incision is common as the nerves heal
Mom of PT

Atlanta, GA

#1120 Aug 25, 2011
I am 2.5 months post total hip replacement and have regained full function. The only very slight impairment I have is some muscle weakness when walking up stairs. Not all stairs, only certain heights. I can walk up stairs normal but I feel a slight weakness on the new hip side. Do you find any exercises help to rebuild these muscles? How long did it take you to go upstairs normally without noticing at all?
Bob - NY

Buffalo, NY

#1121 Aug 25, 2011
Ed E wrote:
2weeks post op today from right THP. Have some pain but nothing severe. Walking with no crutches or cane. Have slight limp but improving every day. Only concern is that my right thigh has a large numb spot. Anyone else experience this?
Ed, I had my THR in NYC in Dec 2010. Numbness is almost gone. As for your limp. Walk heel to toe and you wont limp. Otherwise you will compensate and that causes you to limp. Good Luck!
deeann

Great Neck, NY

#1123 Sep 2, 2011
Ed E wrote:
2weeks post op today from right THP. Have some pain but nothing severe. Walking with no crutches or cane. Have slight limp but improving every day. Only concern is that my right thigh has a large numb spot. Anyone else experience this?
Hi Ed
I had the numb spot for almost a year. I think some people have it forever. I was told to expect this and to me a small price to pay for a great new hip!! Good luck
Marcia Palos Park IL

Braidwood, IL

#1124 Sep 3, 2011
This goes back to the discussion about blood loss during anterior THR. I ran across my "Operative Report" the other day, which estimated that I lost about 700 milliliters of blood, which I think is less than 3 cups. Of course, everyone's different ....
Ed E

New York, NY

#1125 Sep 5, 2011
Just saw my doc and he told me the same thing. It is a very small price to pay to be pain free and to get my life back. Thanks for the good wishes
Mitch in Virginia Beach

Barhamsville, VA

#1126 Sep 18, 2011
Katherine wrote:
See my post #592. Dr. Anthony Carter was my surgeon and he's extraordinary. He did NINE surgeries the day of my operation. I was walking within hours and home the day after surgery. I drove to Target less than 24 hours after my THR. My husband had been in an auto accident and couldn't drive, but he could go in the store to get my prescription while I waited in the car! Saw my MD at the grocery store 2 days later, and his jaw dropped. Of course, I was using the cart as a walker, but aside from that, I was using a cane for a couple of weeks. I guess the miracle of no more pain was profound. Dr. Carter is dedicated to his craft and truly works what I still consider a miracle. FYI, I'm 65 years old. You'll be so HAPPY you did this. Enjoy the ride!
I am having Dr. Carter do the deed the 1st week in November. Are you still doing well Katherine?
failure to heal NON UNION

Clayton, NC

#1127 Sep 18, 2011
46 yr old female, fell on iron angle rod. Emergency oricedure by a very good doctor but I am 10 weeks post op, with Screws into head of femur to hold it on, and union isnt occuring, he still wants me to heal 4 more weeks (14 weeks) I am ready to throw in the towel and just get the new ANTERIOR MINIMALLY INVaSIVE THR..and get on with my walking life. Anyone else had this happen?
CHK

Columbus, OH

#1128 Sep 20, 2011
Anyone out there know of a physician you would recommend in Pittsburgh that is proficient with the anterior approach to hip replacement?

Had arthroscopic 2 years ago, and now going on two years of minimal/limited daily activity. Can't take the inactivity any longer!

Would really like to have it done by the end of 2011. Thanks in advance for any and all assistance!
Deb

Langhorne, PA

#1129 Sep 20, 2011
Mom of PT wrote:
I am 2.5 months post total hip replacement and have regained full function. The only very slight impairment I have is some muscle weakness when walking up stairs. Not all stairs, only certain heights. I can walk up stairs normal but I feel a slight weakness on the new hip side. Do you find any exercises help to rebuild these muscles? How long did it take you to go upstairs normally without noticing at all?
You need to be doing step ups on the operated leg. Place foot on THR side on step, push up using glutes and quad, tap non weight bearing toe on step then place it back down in the starting postion. Work up to 3 sets of 12 reps. To not get too out of balance repeat on other leg but do 50% less reps. Here's a link - start with a lower step and no weights.
. I need to be doing more of these myself.

Debbie
Left DAA THR Dr Hozack, Jan 17, 2011
Rothman Institute
Mom of PT

Atlanta, GA

#1130 Sep 20, 2011
Deb wrote:
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You need to be doing step ups on the operated leg. Place foot on THR side on step, push up using glutes and quad, tap non weight bearing toe on step then place it back down in the starting postion. Work up to 3 sets of 12 reps. To not get too out of balance repeat on other leg but do 50% less reps. Here's a link - start with a lower step and no weights. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =dQqApCGd5SsXX. I need to be doing more of these myself.
Debbie
Left DAA THR Dr Hozack, Jan 17, 2011
Rothman Institute
Thanks Debbie!
chris wallace Australia

Devonport, Australia

#1131 Sep 22, 2011
On Sept 1 had anterior THR with titanium socket,titanium spike with ceramic ball and a 'plastic' cup on the ball. The idea is I go back in 10 years for minor op. to replace the cup. This way the titanium parts are never removed. No glue is used and the bone grows into the metal c/o special holes[ I'm told] Now 4 weeks into recovery. Lots of pain for first 2 weeks but now lessening. Hope to be off crutches in a week but am in no hurry to make a mistake. Strange feeling though.Most pain in the muscles.

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