Total hip replacement: Can you share any advice?

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Suffering badly with hip pain due for a total hip replacement soon with covid it has been cancelled several times over the last two years has any body got advice for me also pain relief your help and advice with be appreciated 

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Total hip replacement: Can you share any advice?

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Hello @Kimmyandre‍, thank you for opening this discussion, I've moved it to our joint/skeletal condition group for more visibility. I hope you get an appointment soon for your hip replacement!  emoticon cute

Hi everyone, for those of you who have undergone a hip replacement, can you share some advice with us? How did the operation go? How did you manage the pain? How was your recovery?
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Feel free to share here, your advice and experiences are invaluable! 

Take care,
Courtney

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I have had both hips replaced in 04/05 

I worked hard post op on exercises given to me,walked daily, then on my static bike.

The operation itself is realitively painless,but I had General anesthetic, and took few days to recover from effects of it

I had knee replacement 3 years ago,and decided to have local anesthetic, recovery was far better.

Best advice is harder you work after op,quicker you recover

Total hip replacement: Can you share any advice?


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I had a hip replacement a long time ago some 15 years and I didn't have so much pain. It was painful when I first got out of bed I found it easier each time I got out of the chair in the hospital. I took pain killers at night and it was uncomfortable but I found the worst part going to the bathroom in the night with the crutches. It took so long.  I was grateful for stairs which made me go up and down. You must walk every day outside it is essential to exercise.  I was back in the car in 8 weeks. I hope it goes well, I am sure it will. I never looked back. x

Total hip replacement: Can you share any advice?


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I have had two total hip replacements.  They are a breeze!  The main thing I cant emphasize enough is to exercise, exercise, exercise, and when you're done, exercise some more!!  You will bounce back so much quicker!!  I was doing stairs in a week and driving in under2 weeks!  Go in it with a positive attitude as well!  Also, get some inexpensive frozen peas...a couple of packages.  They are perfect for icing after exercising.  Just when they are about to thaw out, icing is done and toss them back in the freezer, use the other bag for the next icing, and continue rotating the bags.

Good luck!!!

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