Future anterior THA

Hey everyone and thank you for this website and the inspiration. I’m only 47 but will be undergoing anterior approach THA in May 2021. While I’ve had pain on/off since I was about 5 years old, the main issues started about 4 years ago. While I wouldn’t classify myself as a “runner”, I’m quite fit and relish in being able to hike, life, and trail run. I’ve not been able to run AT ALL in 4 years. I work in the physical therapy world (PTA) for over two decades and have treated many many people with hip replacements and known them to be mostly HIGHLY successful. Still, when it is YOUR hip, it is very scary…especially when you know what the true potential risks are (still small, I get it).

 

Thank you so much for this forum and I hope to keep you all updated on my progress (even if I don’t run long distances) as I love how this forum is about being YOUR best self.

 

In health,

Ryan Crandall

New Mexico

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      RyanCrandall
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      Hey everyone and thank you for this website and the inspiration. I’m only 47 but will be undergoing anterior approach THA in May 2021. While I’ve had
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      Hip Brother Tom
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      Hey Ryan.
      I am glad you found us! We will be glad to support you through the process. If you are like all of us, you’ll wonder why you waited so long. Welcome to the club!

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      AKrunner907
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      Hey Ryan, I’m just 3 and a half weeks post surgery also anterior THA. You’re going to be fine, trust your team and all will be well. The first week post surgery sucks, no way to sugar coat it, but after that everything begins to change and you’ll see incredible improvements every day. Stay positive and know that soon you’ll be pain free and it ain’t so bad. I just got cleared to return to work on March 15th exactly one month post surgery, tons of restrictions of course but it’s a step back to normalcy. You’ll get there my friend just be patient and trust the process. Reach out to any of us for questions, concerns or just want to talk and vent.

      Chris

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      WedgeC
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      Ryan – congratulations on taking the steps to improve your quality of life! What I would encourage you is to embrace the risk-reward, make the decision, know that there is no going back 😉 and then work like hell to make it the correct decision! it will look a little differently for everyone! I was “shuffling” seven weeks post operation and ran a respectable 5K 10 weeks post operation. A sound team around you, internal motivation, and truly listening to your body are key!

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      RyanCrandall
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      Thanks everyone!

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