32 and very scared !!! Please help

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    • #20707

      Hi all . ANY ADVICE APPRECIATED . I’m 8 weeks post Rod insertion from hip to knee for intertrochanteric hip fracture . IM ONLY 32 And fell while runni
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    • #20708

      Be patient with your body! While I’m not familiar with your particular procedure, I do know that it takes time for the body to heal and adapt. I never started running again until 9 months after my THR. Even then I had to go very slow and easy. The strength difference after surgery is profound and takes time and effort to balance with the other hip. I believe the healing continues well after even a year or more. Be patient and listen to your body. Your youth will be a huge benefit in your healing and regaining your strength but the healing can’t be rushed. It will never be exactly what it was before the injury. That’s not a bad thing, but it is different. With time and work I’m certain you can still accomplish amazing things. Keep up the good work and let us all know of your success going forward.


    • #20709

      Not sure what tendons and muscles were damaged during your fall or follow up surgery. They typically take the longest to heal. Bones and steal rods take about 8 to twelve weeks but will heal up to 18 months. With a total hip replacement I was told not to run for at least 6 months to allow the surrounding tissue to heal that was disturbed during the surgery.

      This past Saturday (now Monday morning) I did a sprint triathlon which included a half mile swim, 11 mile bike and 3 mile run. I am at six months post op. I swam/biked well and ran the 3 mile with plenty of walk breaks because I haven’t really been running. This morning the hip is not at all painful but the surrounding tissue is feeling a little swollen. This is to be expected because I haven’t raced on it for over a year.

      If you have access to a bike, I would start with some spinning and/or easy miles to build back those tissues. I started unweighted squats at about eight weeks and slowly added weights making sure I wasn’t too aggressive. When you do return to running, start like a beginner where you start with walk runs. Expect some tightness and soreness but don’t overdo it. Patience is the key….you have a long running career in front of you so don’t try to push to hard to fast.

      Hope this gives you some things to discus with your doctors/PTs and get their advice on your best path forward.


    • #20721

      Hey there, and I think the nature of your procedure might lead to lack of responses or advice. We know hip replacements but maybe not your procedure?

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