Revision hip replacement after 18 years .....struggling with recovery.....anyone been there ?
Revision hip replacement : Revision hip replacement... - NRAS
Yes, I had my first THR Dec 2008, healed up and off gutter crutches, but started feeling unwell 2 months later - infected prosthesis. Despite attempts to save it, wash outs failed and the THR was removed. Had to wait 4 months to be clear of infection for second THR and they had to cut a tendon, resulting in no external rotation. The result is not as good as first hip, not as flexible.
I'm so pleased for you , I had my first hip replacement in 2001 an was a great success.....I am still on one crutch 10 weeks into this second op ,worried am taking too long to recover although docs says I'm doing ok. It's the muscle at the front of the top of my leg still sore an can't put my full weight on it without the crutch ....did you get much physio? How long before you walked without crutches ....? Thanks for replying....