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Hi Dave

MIS seems to be a great option for a thr as the recovery time seems amazing to me. I could hardly move after 3 days - I was a bit of a star when I was allowed out of hospital on the 3rd day. I am in Scotland and MIS was never mentioned - I had a 20 cm incision on the outside of my leg so you can imagine the state my muscles were in after the op. I am just delighted to be walking around almost normally after 12 weeks. My knee pain is easier than a couple of weeks ago so hopefully it will go completely when my walking is normal. My hip is fine but like yours is very stiff - trying to get up in the mornings is the worst, but after my shower I am ok. Sitting for even short periods in one position can bring on the stiffness but after a few steps it eases. Having spoken to people who have had a thr this stiffness seems very normal and can take months to finally disappear, but considering what was done to my leg and hip it is not surprising. I can get around again without pain in my hip and the pain in my knee only bothers me at night when I am in bed, which is strange as I can get around ok through the day. I take a couple of painkillers before bed and sometimes a couple around 4 am if it wakens me and that seems to do the trick. I know a lady whose only symptom was a painful knee and she was amazed to be told she needed a thr. It completely cured her and she was back to playing golf a few months later. I hope your knee problem is like mine and is just a leftover from having the thr. Keep posting so that we hear how you get on. Best wishes.
[QUOTE=Candyglen;4266397]Hi Dave

MIS seems to be a great option for a thr as the recovery time seems amazing to me. I could hardly move after 3 days - I was a bit of a star when I was allowed out of hospital on the 3rd day. I am in Scotland and MIS was never mentioned - I had a 20 cm incision on the outside of my leg so you can imagine the state my muscles were in after the op. I am just delighted to be walking around almost normally after 12 weeks. My knee pain is easier than a couple of weeks ago so hopefully it will go completely when my walking is normal. My hip is fine but like yours is very stiff - trying to get up in the mornings is the worst, but after my shower I am ok. Sitting for even short periods in one position can bring on the stiffness but after a few steps it eases. Having spoken to people who have had a thr this stiffness seems very normal and can take months to finally disappear, but considering what was done to my leg and hip it is not surprising. I can get around again without pain in my hip and the pain in my knee only bothers me at night when I am in bed, which is strange as I can get around ok through the day. I take a couple of painkillers before bed and sometimes a couple around 4 am if it wakens me and that seems to do the trick. I know a lady whose only symptom was a painful knee and she was amazed to be told she needed a thr. It completely cured her and she was back to playing golf a few months later. I hope your knee problem is like mine and is just a leftover from having the thr. Keep posting so that we hear how you get on. Best wishes.[/QUOTE]

Hi Candy,

I was very fortunate to discover MIS and have quick access to it. I have been speaking out about it ever since. The sad truth is that even in the medical mecca of Boston, there are still plenty of surgeons around doing older style posterior THR.

I slept better last night -- only got up once and slept on my operative side for the first time. I would also say that I'm feeling much loser this morning and it's only 8:15 AM.

Take care,
Dave





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