Unsure of what I “should” be experiencing post-op

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    • #18385
      runindy12
      Participant

      Hello team – my first post.  My total right hip replacement (anterior) was done on 2/4/20 at age 59.  Overall I truly believe the pre-op/operation/and
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    • #18386
      Jennywren
      Participant

      I’m not sure there’s a ‘should’ as we are all different in the rate we heal. My THR (posterior approach) was over 3 years ago at the age of 65. I’m still noticing improvements in my ROM now and it’s been a gradual process. I’m still about 10% less flexible on the operated side and imagine that’s as good as it will get. It doesn’t bother me in the slightest. Good luck with your recovery and be patient with your body.

    • #18390
      Hip Brother Tom
      Keymaster

      Hey Runindy,
      Your range of motion will improve over time for sure. I didn’t feel like I was back to running in a somewhat “normal” manner until around 18 months.

      Hope that helps.

      Hip Brother Tom

    • #18397
      runindy12
      Participant

      Many thanks for the insight. I love my yoga practice as much as I love my running. I’m about 11 weeks post-op and haven’t started running yet. Lots of walking – and on trails going over logs; across creeks – I feel a bit unsteady. I’m on a stationary bike about 3-4 times/week for 30-35 minutes. I love to get my heart rate on the bike. Again thanks for the input. I’ll be curious to learn more about ROM – how much returns to my body; timing; etc.

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