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- January 20, 2020 at 1:37 am in reply to: Huge difference in leg length! #17529
Mine was markedly longer post surgery. I even had one shoe built with a raise to address it. However….after a period of ‘bedding in’ it normalised and x rays showed the legs to be of equal length.
Hope you experience the same outcome in timeOctober 16, 2019 at 2:41 am in reply to: Richard – About Me #16073
Well it’s worth knowing what hips the trust finance. How many athletes has the surgeon got back to competitive/recreational activity? What is the hospital trust guidance on ‘younger hip patients’. Why is something like a Furlong Evolution Ceramic on ceramic not being considered? What rules you out of having such an implant?
What is the long term data on the hip you are being given? How many are still in situ at 20 years follow up? How many are revised? What actually IS he considering for you?
All relevant questions that would inform you why running is not advised after the op. I’ve followed up about 30 hip patients who have had a modern uncemented’hip for life’ and all were back running and cycling with the blessing of their surgeon within 3 months!October 16, 2019 at 12:45 am in reply to: Richard – About Me #16071
It’ll be the hip that’s the limiting factor. Be aware there are new hips that have hard wearing components and are uncemented as they have a unique bond with the bone. THEY ARE DESIGNED SOECIFICALLY for younger active people. My advice – cancel your op and find a surgeon who will implant the very best materials. Since my op 6 years ago I’ve run 248 Parkrun’s (5k) with a 17.30 minute average as a 48 year old. A better average than Pre op!! But my surgeon specialises in getting people back to sport and do he uses the best – all on the NHS. He is Mr Acton at Royal a SurreyOctober 1, 2019 at 2:16 am in reply to: Hip Runner Survey Results #15760
Scary that 79 individuals didn’t know the make of the implant! Surely even if you buy a new washing machine or dishwasher you are going to research the make, their reliability and reputation!October 1, 2019 at 1:53 am in reply to: One week from surgery and need advice #15759
Certainly not rushing in. In my experience delaying was the absolute worst thing that I did. It meant that the rehab to overcome shortened muscles and tendons was that much longer and painful.
Exactly 12 weeks after surgery I managed a super sprint triathlon and the overall win – so 2 miles at 8.2 mph is achievable.
There are great days ahead! Get it done and rehab well and you’ll never look back. Best of luck
MikeApril 23, 2019 at 7:46 am in reply to: High mileage #15055
I’ve run 60-80 miles a week post uncemented THR COC but I wouldn’t recommend it. What I would recommend is multi sport with shorter distance. Long racing = high mileage training. As my physio partner advised “any man made component will have a lifespan whether that’s a washing machine or a hip implant”.July 18, 2017 at 12:33 am in reply to: Pain in the butt? Literally #10421
Good luck with the recovery. I’m 4 years post and still have glute med discomfort on occasion. Usually around 2.5 miles into a run. I’ve been having regular sessions with a ‘strain/counterstrain’ osteopath who has worked wonders for me. I’d suggest letting your body recover and then ensuring you have a daily stretching routine. I also use a spiky ball to lay on and release the piriformous.
Hope this helpsJuly 7, 2017 at 9:45 am in reply to: (Almost) 4 year update – Success follows success. #11731
46 and not getting any younger!! Thank youJuly 7, 2017 at 9:44 am in reply to: (Almost) 4 year update – Success follows success. #11730
Ha! The stitches had been removed so I got in the water. It was against advice but not problematic. Good luck in your own recoveryMay 11, 2017 at 11:20 am in reply to: Anyone do any of the following activities? #10721
THR July 2013
3 weeks after I was kayaking and swimming 1k plus riding a mountain bike for short periods.
Currently on a weeks hols in Sardinia. Road cycling (with some monster climbs) for 2 hours a day. Tennis up to two hours and a 40 min run.
Running and cycling strong enough to place me at the last 2 World Duathlon Champs.
My surgeon is encouraging but says that my uncemented Furlong Evolution ceramic on ceramic is a hip for a full life.
Hope this helps?May 11, 2017 at 3:03 am in reply to: (Almost) 4 year update – Success follows success. #11728
What a story you have!! Sounds like nothing will stop you. My hip replacement was the start of a new chapter with plenty more to come. Good luck in your endeavoursApril 25, 2017 at 2:35 am in reply to: Road marathons #10811
Hi there. Good to see you back on your feet and enjoying parkrun!
I too have returned to running – but have consciously kept the distance short. I was a marathoner but even though I have a Furlong Evolution ‘hip for life’, one bit of advice I was given sticks. A physio said ‘anything man made , be it a hip or a washing machine, has a lifespan and will cease to function eventually’. You could probably complete 26.1 miles (although next year would be cutting it fine) but it’s the training required that would impact upon you. And if you didn’t do the training and try to wing it then you are probably going to find other muscles are going to compensate after 20 miles, your gait will get sloppy and you risk injury. Besides, after a hip replacement your best marathon times are not ahead of you.
However….. by keeping it short you can have a lot of fun. Concentrate on getting stronger and bringing that 5k time down. I’m getting better age grade times now than pre op!!!
Good luck in what ever you decide. I hope this has helped?April 24, 2017 at 7:07 am in reply to: post op abduction #10830
I agree with the comment above. After 5 days there was still numbness (especially on the aductor) but it’s a long process back to ‘normal’. I too have had a lot of problems with my glute med – even now 4 years later – but it’s manageable.April 14, 2017 at 11:21 pm in reply to: Looking for advice #10850
Furlong Evolution ceramic on ceramic un cemented. My surgeon chose this as he knew that I wanted to get back to sport and have a ‘hip for life’. I’m actually performing better than before the op. Worked for me so that’d be my advice. Good luckApril 13, 2017 at 2:48 am in reply to: 6 Months Post Op Update – Garmin is back #10872
Well done! It’ll get better and better. If your experience is anything like mine then you’ll have plenty of hamstring troubles ahead as you get used to getting faster again but it’ll get better.