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Interesting. I thought you had the anterior approach because you’re so far ahead of where I was. It took me almost 3 months to be able to walk 5K.

Towards the end of my 3 months, when I started pushing the envelope a little, I felt tightness when I was trying to move further because of the scar tissue, and because I hadn’t moved in those ways in 3 months!

What I was told by my PT is that the goal was to get the soft tissues to “scar in” as tightly to the prothesis as possible; therefore I wasn’t supposed to do anything to stretch them. If they scarred in tight, they’d help hold the prothesis in and prevent dislocation. The risk of dislocation is highest in the first few months, but it never entirely disappears.

I would agree–it it hurts, don’t do it.