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Old Mon Dec 10, 2018, 02:52pm
CallMeMrRef CallMeMrRef is offline
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Anterior Approach is the only way to go!

I have had both hips replaced, first 6 years ago, 2nd about 2 1/2 years ago. I am still working both college and HS basketball.

With the anterior approach, there is no cutting of tendons or ligaments, so that post surgery there is little worry about displacement of the joint - no restrictions on crossing of legs, etc.

I was on my feet within 3 hours of recovery and out of the hospital within 48 hours. About 3 weeks to recover from the surgery and be able to return to work. As far as running, that took about 5 to 6 months, but I was doing rehab via the elliptical from week 3.

Most of rehab is now typically done at home with a defined set of exercises - you go a few times to make sure you are doing them correctly. if you are in serious pain and have weakened strength, I recommend doing some rehab prior to the surgery.

Good Luck, if you have not already had this procedure done.
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