oldspeed – about me

Hi All,

I am new to this site and this is my first post.

My situation is a bit different to most on this site in that I am a Masters Sprinter (60, 100, 200, 4×100 relay) and looking to return to sprinting. I had a right THR (anterior ceramic on ceramic) in September 2021, approximately 1 year after an incident which in hindsight turned out to be the first issue I can remember with my hip. I had been slowing slightly compared to my peers in competition but with the odd good performance was unaware of my condition until a track training session when at the end I was very sore and assumed it was just a hip flexor issue. Within a few weeks I was limping and in pain. It took some months for tests and diagnosis and after a house move interstate, finally the operation. For a number of reasons I have been unable to go through a rehabilitation program or attempt to sprint. While there has been over a 2 year wasted recovery time it might mean that there would be good growth of the relevant tissue around the implant before testing it.

So I am interested in feedback from anyone on the site who has returned to sprinting after a THR – at this stage I am unsure whether the landing forces and/or explosive use of the hip will prevent a safe return. I am a few weeks into a program put together by a local physiotherapist (I am located in rural Australia about 200km / 125miles from Brisbane) and will update on my situation from time to time and hope others have some experience to share. I am currently 69 and hoping to be able to compete again early in the 70-74 age group.… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)