Hip Replacement

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by gstewart, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. gstewart

    gstewart Well-Known Member

    Any of u fellows had this surgery?
    My sister-in-law is having hip replacement in September. If all goes well, what kind of a time frame can be expected before she can be up and walking? She will be having rehab.
  2. BennyK81

    BennyK81 Well-Known Member

    Don't know about the timeframe but a co-worker of mine has had it done to one side and he is happy about how it went. no problems so far and it's some years back. He said it's painful but worth it in the long run. I can ask him on monday if you like
  3. gstewart

    gstewart Well-Known Member

    Ask him Benny. . tkx
  4. gobuick

    gobuick Silver Level contributor

    I had my right side done 5 years ago, they had me walkin the next day. Took about a monh before I felt stable.
    Like an idiot, I'm playing basketball again!
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  5. stellar

    stellar Well-Known Member

    Had mine done end of Oct. Walking the same day. Used a walker for a week if going out of the house. Then a cane for a couple of weeks more as a security devise. Really didn't need it, but ran into a few icy parking lots and felt safer with it. At about 4 months I forgot it was it even done except for not having the pain that I had before surgery. Went golfing after 5 months.
  6. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    I know several guys that have had this. They were all big guys though. Surprised to see this on a woman. My friends recovered quick.
  7. John Codman

    John Codman Platinum Level Contributor

    I have/had two brothere who had this surgery (one is now deceased for other reasons). Both were walking on the new hip the day after the surgery. The firt brother to have it done had to have it redone about 15 years later. The new replacement joints are much better then the early ones, and they are usually good for life.
  8. Steve A

    Steve A 454 450

    I had mine done 22 years ago and it's still doing well. The surgery is done differently now, less invasive, and I understand that the recovery time is much quicker.
  9. gsfred

    gsfred Founders Club Member

    Had mine done about 5 years ago. There are 2 types of procedures. One is the posterior, where the go in through the back side on the hip. They have to cut a number of muscles to do it. The other is the anterior procedure where they go in from the front. It's not real invasive. That's what I had done. Operated Friday, home Sunday. Walked out to pick up my paper on Monday (500 foot driveway). Therapist came to my home on Tuesday to evaluate, and said U didn't need home rehab, and set me to outpatient rehab that Thursday. Drove my f250 standard, and it was my right hip that was done. I highly recommend the anterior approach if she can find it.
  10. gstewart

    gstewart Well-Known Member

    Fred - that was great. I will ask my sister-in-law which method she is having done. Since she worked for 30 years in Detroit, she is having the surgery done in Detroit, because she has medicare.
  11. gsjohnny1

    gsjohnny1 Well-Known Member

    when I was working in the cnc trade, one of our customers made body parts. pretty neat stuff.
    I need new knees, but nobody can tell me if I will be able to get in and out of the dragster. i'll just keep the old parts.
  12. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

  13. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    Here’s my son’s hip. Never fix’n that.
  14. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    Boy don’t ever think your kids arnt tough. They are. more than you know.
  15. stellar

    stellar Well-Known Member

    WOW. That has to hurt.
  16. red67wildcat

    red67wildcat Well-Known Member

    following this
  17. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Steve , how did that happen?
  18. faster

    faster Well-Known Member

    Do the anterior not the posterior (do not do the posterior) and get the ceramic hip as they are supposed to last 35+ years. Had mine done in 09. Just went for my ten year checkup/x-ray and the surgeon said it still looks like new. The only issue with the ceramic is you can't jump hard because it can snap from hard shocks. That said I have fallen off a 4' wall, forgot and jumped out of the bed of my f-350 and fallen off a 6' ladder with no issues.


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