You don’t hip replacement done! Leg length concern – Advise needed!

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    • #17918
      Benhughes29
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      Hello all, Yesterday I had my THR done aged 35. (My previous posts are linked below). I have one key concern after the surgery and desperately seeking
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    • #17920
      Jennywren
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      Hi Ben,

      I had exactly the same thing. My operated on leg was longer pre surgery and felt worse afterwards. It is swelling and general settling that needs to happen now. My legs felt fairly equal after a few weeks and now (3 years on) I don’t notice any discrepancy at all. Don’t worry, let yourself heal and do all the physio.

    • #17921
      Benhughes29
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      Thanks so much Jenny. I can’t tell you how worried I am about this point!

    • #17923

      Hi Ben, I am 5 weeks post THR and if like me you had a pronounced limp before your op, then like me your pelvis will be tilted. Over the next few weeks just by walking and doing your exercises it will re-allign, hope that helps.

    • #17924
      Benhughes29
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      Thanks

      I just spoke to the Dr and he indeed mentioned the pelvis tilt issue although he focused on the fact that the muscle and tendon tightness may be emphasising the tilt and when the muscles loosen the tilt will correct and then leg will normalise.

      He also mentioned that in surgery inaccuracies of 1-2mm are possible but not 1-2cm.

      Fingers crossed

    • #17925
      Benhughes29
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      5 weeks post THR are you off crutches yet?

    • #17926

      I stopped using sticks and pain meds 5 days post op although I knew what to expect and strengthened the area as much as I could from 3 months pre op, as I had my other one done in February last year.Do as much walking as you can, it really is the best thing you can do in the first couple of months. Good luck.

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