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Hip Replacement

Also known as THR, Total Hip Replacement

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    A few upgrades to the Patient forum

    Over the next few weeks, you may notice a new design and some additional functionality rolling out across the Patient forums. We’ve been working hard to help you to get answers to your questions easier from others who may have been through something similar. Attached are a few sneak preview …

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    THR - Useful Resources

    Below are links to various resources for THR patients. If anyone has suggestions for other useful resources let me know but please do so by contacting me and not replying in this thread. Any links for inclusion will have to be from non-commercial reputable sites. Patient leaflet on Hip …

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  • I,m having a thr in november, am lost at the moment

    Hi, i,m a 52 y/o male that has been living with a left hip that has been fused, (arthrodesis) for 32 years now after a motorbike accident. I have no pain, quite a noticable limp, with slight lower back stiffness now. I went to see a doctor about a total hip replacement. My operation is booked in …

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  • Great support between Hippies!

    I joined this group when I had my THR 7 weeks ago and have found it immensely helpful. It seems we all have pretty much the same concerns and it's really nice to communicate with other people who have already been in that position or are about to go there. Before my op I found lots of helpful …

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  • Date through for hip op!

    So I’ve been following this discussion board for a while and whilst there are more negative then positive comments, I am scared! I will be 47yrs soon and have two children under the age of ten. The osteoporosis was diagnosed two Years ago and has worsened through X-rays.  I lived in pain for …

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  • Exercise following hip replacement

    Hi all! Had my hip replaced last year, aged 51, mainly due to car accident 15 years ago which included impact to left side of body, leading to severe degenerative arthritis. Have always exercised, mainly football and, running, so although I've knocked the footy on the head, …

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  • Knock knee pigeon toed

    3 months post op tried to go on exercise bike and discovered my knee turns inward.Also noticed from day one that my toe also points inwards.When walking lately I noticed my knees bump together. Feel I need to see physio but have had my 2 sessions before this problem became noticeable.Has anyone …

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  • Impending operation and terrified

    Hello. I’m 44 and have hip dysplasia I need an operation due to the severity of it. My surgeon said I should have had a hip replacement a few years ago. It is going to be more complex as a result. I’m totally terrified. Beyond scared. I anticipate I will have the operation in December to work …

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  • Thr

    Left hip replacement scheduled in 2 weeks. Having second thoughts. Been reading about complications such as sepsis happening even years later! Can be caused from uti or influenza! Makes u second guess

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  • HIPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    I would just like to say my lovely new hip is enjoying its' first birthday with me today and having quite a nice time This time last year I  was so miserable, in excrutiating pain,unable even to dress myself properly and life was pretty grim. I realise I have been exceptionally …

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  • Aspiration During Major Surgery

    I had a spinal injection with sedation for a total hip replacement.  The injection, on either side of my spine was extremely uncomfortable, if not painful, and I was made to wait until the entire lower part of my body was numb.  This was a different experience to my first hip replacement …

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  • Pain in groin

    I am having sharp pains in my groin. I bent down to pick up something . 12 days post op Should I be worried?

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  • High Blood Pressure....🙄

    Hi to all ya fine hippies 👍 Well I have a date for the op, early October 😁 thing is at the moment I have high blood pressure, and the hospital said they would cancel if I couldn't get it under control. ☹️ I'm currently on meds for my blood pressure, but it's still on the …

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  • 7 months since thr and can barely walk so depressed

    When my hip dislocated my leg never returned to the nice straight leg it was after surgery.  My knee is angled towards the other leg and my foot is not under my knee anymore which makes walking a painful experience. The surgeon won’t image it or except that it’s a problem. He thinks it’s my …

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  • Hip Resurfacing

    I have OA and need both hips done, I'm 48 and considering Resurfacing instead of THR, and thoughts? 

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  • Trauma clinic

    Hi i saw my consultant in march and have had my 3 hour preop in August 29th ,occupational therapy have also contacted to chat about after my surgery,i have no date as yet but received a letter to attend an appointment at the trauma clinic this is at the hospital where im having my surgery ,is this …

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  • Hip replacement problems

    Hi i had a hip replacement done 16 months ago for my left hip.   I’m 59 very active practice Yoga and swim and walk dogs for a living.    I’ve had constant pain since the operation.   Been backwards and forwards to physios chiropractor.  had injections for bursitis and back …

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  • Weight loss following surgery

    I am 7 weeks post hip replacement and doing really well. Just one small niggle though. I lost 2 kilos during the first week home which didn't worry me as I didn't have much appetite. However, I have been eating normally since then and the weight loss stopped. I had gone from 57k to 55k. No …

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  • 2 years afterTHR

    I HAD AT THR ON MY HIP 2YRS AGO AND I AM EXPERIENCING CRAMP LIKE PAIN OCCASIONALLY WHEN I TRY TO SIT ON LOW SEAT. HAS ANY ONE ELSE HAD EXPERIENCED ANYTHING LIKE THIS.

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  • Hip Surgery Pain

    I am 10 weeks out and just got his week experiencing some hip pain when walking.  After 8 weeks I was pain free, but now 2 weeks later having pain when I walk.   I have begun to walk on my treadmill again. Maybe it’s too soon?  Just wondering what others have experienced post 10 …

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  • 6 week check

    Just had my 6 week check and all is well. I did ask for an x-ray as I've developed a clunking noise the last week when I do certain movements. Nothing to worry about. It's just muscles etc. healing and regaining their strength. X-ray was perfect. My surgeon doesn't want to see me again. …

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  • Update on Revision THR

    Just wanted to post an update for my fellow hippies, especially those of you who are worried about your operation. TLDR: Op went great. 2 days post op walking with a cane. Almost no pain. Background: 70 yr. old male. Broke hip on bicycle accident Dec. 16, 2017. Got a partial replacement. Recovery …

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  • 12 month review of 2 stage

    Had my 12 month review yesterday. I decided to park in the Oxford Park and Ride and cycle through the town to the hospital. The sun was shining, Oxford was beautiful. The traffic was a bit scary but they are super used to bikes in Oxford. Surgeon happy with me but still wants to see me in a further …

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  • Hiw to be pain free

    Had hip surgery 8 weeks ago and things seemed to be going good until my 5 week mark . Started getting pain in my groin and down my leg again . I am driving and able to walk although I walk like a  penguin  As one leg is somewhat longer then the other now . Stopped taking pain meds after 2 …

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  • Anyone get vertigo while on aspirin postop?

    After my LTHR in February I was on aspirin for six weeks and had vertigo for the whole six weeks which was scary as I didn’t want to fall over. Well last week I had a fall scary ( a stair tread broke) but no real harm other than a sore knee. So I took some aspirin for anti inflammatory effect and …

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  • Groin pain after hip replacement

    Four weeks in from my hip replacement I wake up after a couple of hours sleep with pain in groin with tingling sensation going down inside of leg it only seems to happen during the night if I get up and walk around it easies it but as soon as I get back into bed it starts again anybody else get …

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  • Please talk some sense into me..

    I am getting really confused and could with some advice. My surgery is booked in two and a half weeks and I am having huge second thoughts.  I am 43 with children and I have already had one THP! So you would think I would be much more decisive than I am. Please tell me at what stage did you …

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  • YOGA

    I am 4 months post thr and so far so good. I have been thinking about taking up yoga but wonder if it's too soon. I see my surgeon in December so maybe speak to him first about any potential risks? Would be interested to know if anyone else has tried yoga and when they did it post op. Thank …

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  • Hip op

    My wound is still.leaking at the bottom 13 days in after a hip.replacement will.not let me home

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  • start of week 4 for hubby

    hi what is normal time to come off painkillers and anti inf. husband now starting wk 4 and has been doing really well and came off all except odd paracetamol i last week but today tbe scar area is sore and hes just taken a pain killer . is this where its knitting together.and should he still be …

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