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isobars



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2021 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's see ... do I base crucial (to my windsurfing, my mobility, my pain and stress, and more) medical decisions on decades of peer-reviewed medical research, major medical institutions, and internationally renowned specialists, or on some dude on the internet? Smile

My doc told me 50 years ago that my collarbone was all ready for battle, including full-on desert motorcycle racing. First time I fell over at a walking pace, it snapped again.

ronm41 wrote:
If you had a hip replacement with the latest procedures, you would be looking at a couple of months of limited work and then full speed ahead...............
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2021 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a little PT, but that was during the first three weeks of pretty much horizontal living. Leg movements in bed to work the muscles a small bit. Without glue, the new parts are hammered into place and are not very stable for a few months. Then normal activity was no issue, but no jogging, windsurfing, weighted squats, tennis or any quick movements up or down or laterally. Walking was fine and golf. Golf swing rotation stress was on my left leg and that was the good one, so no stress on the right leg.

I worked hard before the surgery to be as strong as possible, so the down time wouldn't have much of an impact. I was not having many issues before surgery, but there was no cartilage and it had to be replaced. Range of motion was never an issue after surgery. The Dr. said 9 months to one year before I would be ready to do as I wish, and it was one year before I could do my normal lower body workouts. Core and upper body workouts began less than a month after surgery.

If I was to do it again, would I choose glue? While I plan to keep healthy and strong for the next two decades (76 now), time will tell. I just ordered a new wet suit, O'Neill Psycho Tech 4/3 back zip, so the plan is to keep windsurfing year-round. My O'Neill hybrid dry suit is coming apart.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2021 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

isobars wrote:
Let's see ... do I base crucial (to my windsurfing, my mobility, my pain and stress, and more) medical decisions on decades of peer-reviewed medical research, major medical institutions, and internationally renowned specialists, or on some dude on the internet? Smile

My doc told me 50 years ago that my collarbone was all ready for battle, including full-on desert motorcycle racing. First time I fell over at a walking pace, it snapped again.

ronm41 wrote:
If you had a hip replacement with the latest procedures, you would be looking at a couple of months of limited work and then full speed ahead...............

HA, my reply is absolutely truthful and I am some dude on the internet but my wife started with a good foundation and the doc said her recovery is typical. You are obviously not healthy and weak boned. Ever consider Lawn Darts?
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isobars



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2021 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My bone density has always been very high, and the recovery time research I see isn't based on the patient's health. You're basing your advice on one outlying patient and one surgeon. Such "anecdotal evidence" -- a classic oxymoron -- is meaningless to the next guy, and the next, etc.

I don't know whether they use glue on the plastic femoral heads and acetabulum sockets they use today, Techno. What I DO know is that I Do. Not. Want. to have to repeat the surgery because I ignored the multi-institute science and its global data.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2021 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My femoral insert is all metal. The plastic component is a cup insert for the acetabulum socket. No screws for the acetabulum. Most Dr's recommend "cemented replacement" for those over 70 because hammering the components into place can fracture the bones, but mine were dense and strong enough for the hammering. Cemented can go bad after some period of time, but activity can play a role in the longevity. Hopefully, I will never have an issue with my choice. I am doing everything I used to do, so it looks promising.

Most of my down time was during the beginning of covid, so I didn't miss too much.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2021 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

techno900 wrote:
Most of my down time was during the beginning of covid, so I didn't miss too much.

I guess that's a plus. It's off topic, but I don't recall any noticeable impact on my life or activities even during the peak of the pandemic, despite our insane governor's best efforts to put us in a straight jacket with a hood over our heads and lock us into a closet.

I'm glad to see your acetabulum is plastic. I'm sure you're aware that metal on metal pumps cobalt and titanium ions into our bloodstream with often dire consequences.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2021 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I mostly agree that the pandemic hasn't really affected my lifestyle much
(aside from minor inconveniences like mask wearing, and a few down days
from the vaccine) but...……. the 1st year of the pandemic, they did close down Doug's and the Hatchery(briefly), and they closed the danged ski
resorts here in Utah. Despite the infection rate being pretty much as high
as it's ever been in Utah (and Oregon) this year, it looks like the general
population in this country are less concerned than they were 24 months
ago. I'm thinking we've decided we'll accept the risk, and the death toll
associated with it.

OOOps now way off topic, since my hips are pretty premium for a 65 year
old guy.

-Craig


isobars wrote:
techno900 wrote:
Most of my down time was during the beginning of covid, so I didn't miss too much.

I guess that's a plus. It's off topic, but I don't recall any noticeable impact on my life or activities even during the peak of the pandemic, despite our insane governor's best efforts to put us in a straight jacket with a hood over our heads and lock us into a closet.

I'm glad to see your acetabulum is plastic. I'm sure you're aware that metal on metal pumps cobalt and titanium ions into our bloodstream with often dire consequences.
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rigitrite



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2022 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rigitrite wrote:
Thanks Andrei. It gets a little bit better every day by like....3%-4%. The potential with this surgery is remarkable, but mostly I'm just really looking forward to when the 8 inch titanium spike down the center of my femur becomes part of my body and I don't feel every inch of it every time I move.


I'm at 6 weeks out, and all I can say is: this surgery is miraculous! I feel like I could resume ALL my normal activities. 95% of the time I complete forget that I ever even had this surgery. I'm still going to wait until 3 months before I even try anything athletic, other than lifting weights, walking, and running on the eliptical. Here's what I can report:
1. This surgery is remarkably violent. It's like being in a car wreck, and your body feels it afterwards.
2. The first week is a bear, but it gets better really really fast.
3. I had the anterior approach and was able to do it as out-patient, and could walk to the car.
4. Used a walker for 3 days a cane for 2 days and then unassisted since, including stairs.
5. I opted for spinal block and propaphol, so between that and potentially nicking a nerve in my hip, I have a lingering numbness over exactly 1/2 my thigh. This is probably the worst after affect, but it's getting better about 1% per day.
6. It's SUPER important to do all your PT, but don't over-do it or try to get back at it too soon. More when I'm back at it in April or May.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2022 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rigitrite wrote:
This surgery is remarkably violent. It's like being in a car wreck, and your body feels it afterwards.


It took a big orthopedic surgeon, an even bigger assistant, and a big steel picnic table to reset a bud's dislocated shoulder onsite. I understand hips are much tougher to dislocate or reset. I use regionals or locals for my surgeries, and am surprised how vigorously they shove body parts around even on soft-tissue procedures. Being awake for that is not for the squeamish.
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