I am 65 years old and have had my 8 week check up at the hospital post hip replacement operation. The x-ray confirmed that the hip replacement joint was fine and I have been given an apointment for a check up in 12 months.
My concern regarding the fact that I can't bear my full weight on my operated leg yet was answered with ' you're being a little hard on yourself, it's early days yet. I was advised that phisiotherapy was not necessary just increase the amount of walking.
Walking is painful as I have severe lower back pain, stiffness and sciatic pain in my operated buttock and leg. I do have a prolapsed disc L4 and L5 and was advised that the hip operation MIGHT impove things and that if it didn't nerve root injection might be an option.
Any obersvations or advice please!