Finally making progress

This is really just a progress report. I had a THR in early May 2020. For a month post op, effectively I had no pain and really very little discomfort. When my one month post op visit occurred with my surgeon, he noted that my femoral implant had subsided about 5mm. Putting me back on basically bed rest with minimal walker maneuvering each hour, for another month. Second visit presented better x-rays and he put me on a cane for 2 weeks.  When I came off the cane, is when the discomfort began. It really was not joint pain, but muscle pain in my hip flexors and in my vastus lateralis. I used Tylenol and Ibuprofen to deal with that pain. Finally now, in January it seems as if all is improving a little every day. I am walking, cycling and working my legs in the gym. I pray that I can begin running again by the end of January.

The recovery period does come to an end. I am looking forward to running again.

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Subsidence of femoral implant

I am about 6 weeks post replacement.  At 4 weeks I had my first post op visit and my x-ray indicated about a 5mm subsidence from the original position of the femoral implant.  Dr. instructed me to basically repeat my first month post surgery routine for another month.  I am about 2 weeks into that period and feel very well.  Just wondering if anyone else has dealt with this and what your outcome was.  My intension, like most of us, is to be back on the road preparing to run my next marathon (Marine Corps– October 2021). Do I need to be concerned at all?  This experience has pretty much been pain free to this point.  Thank you very much.… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)