Patient Comments: Total Hip Replacement - Experience

Please describe your Total Hip Replacement experience.

Comment from: Derek, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: June 02

I had total hip replacement on August 14, 2013. I was in hospital for 4 days, 5 days later I had a dislocation followed with 3 more. I was in a brace for 4 months, and out of the brace early January. I have fingers crossed; no more pop outs, but I am still having swelling of the leg, but very little pain. I am using one stick, and hoping for full recovery. Hope this posting will help some other pop out victims.

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Comment from: 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: May 13

I had a total hip replacement on my left leg, now the pain is more from the surgery rather than the hip itself. I am healing quite well, but my main concern is that my left leg seems to be a bit longer then my right, it"s been 2 weeks after surgery. And I wonder is that normal and will it get better.

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Comment from: Suzy2, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 14

I had a total hip replacement on 3/3/14. I did not wait until the pain was unbearable, but I could no longer walk for exercise. I have osteoarthritis, and at 63 years of age I didn"t want to stop living a mobile life. It has been 5 weeks and I feel great. I"m still using a walker (until 6 weeks) just to be on the safe side. Your article was spot on for information and help in deciding to have the surgery.

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Comment from: maxxcy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 11

I had left total hip replacement (THR) on March 5th 2014. The next day I walked to the toilet by myself, there was no hip pain but my knee hurt. I stayed in hospital for 4 days. I went to rehabilitation and stayed 3 1/2 week. I drove on the third week - one time. I can walk with a cane and walker. The pain I had, it took me 1/2 hour to walk 25 feet, crying and depressed. So far my legs seem even, if not later. After I'm well, it beats that pain. Three months of knife pain; thank goodness it"s over. Good Luck.

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Comment from: Bigrig, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 26

I just had total hip replacement 5 days ago. I seem to have a lot of swelling. I'm getting around good with a walker but the swelling concerns me.

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Comment from: lala, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 18

On January 14, 2014 I had right total hip replacement. The next morning I got up walking and was fine except my left leg was 2 inches shorter. The doctor came in did x-rays and said it was because of my back and pelvis being tilted, so the very next morning they had to re-do the total hip replacement again. Once home, I was doing fine, but 5 weeks later I developed pain up front, from knee up to hip. I limp when walking and am in much pain. I am very active now I frown in pain as I limp along on March 14 2014.

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Comment from: Derek, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: March 03

I had left total hip replacement. The operation was on 14th August 2013. Six days after operation I had a dislocation, in the following 2 weeks had 3 more and was in a brace for 4 months. The brace came off 7 weeks ago, seems to be ok. I walk a lot, sometimes have pain and when I sit it feels as if I am sitting on a lump, wondering if it is still early days.

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Comment from: Hop-a-long, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 26

I had a hip replacement January 31, 2014, I am walking with no help. I was in the hospital for 2 nights and went home. I feel great! I am bored at home and ready to go back to work!

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Comment from: dwestdewitt, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 29

I had right total hip replacement in 2006 and left total hip replacement in 2007. At first all was great. Then I developed pneumonia in 2011, was put in hospital and then diagnosed with sepsis in blood as well. Ever since then, my hips hurt extremely when I walk such as in a mall or in grocery store without the aid of a shopping cart to lean on, or if I try to walk at a steady pace.

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