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Title: Hip replacement
Post by: ShawnJ on December 05, 2019, 02:36:05 PM
Welp, I have done some investigations into my hip, itís fuuuuukked. Severe arthritis everywhere, bone on bone, bone spurs, etc etc.
No options but total hip replacement😳
I pulled some strings at the hospital and already saw my surgeon, signed my consent and now just waiting for a call for my OR time.
He does an Anterior approach for good candidates. The advantages is he cuts no muscle in the process. This means recovery time is in half and I go home the day of surgery.
Scary but awesome, I have been limping and in pain forever it seems and the outcome of this surgery is supposed to be life changing.
The surgeon lifts too and is pretty jacked lol. I asked him if I can squat after I recover, said ya but doesnít recommend past 90. Either way, Iíll be training, my only worry is getting smaller and weak while I recover
Title: Re: Hip replacement
Post by: FLEX on December 05, 2019, 03:40:20 PM
Well that sucks.

I've heard the best thing you can do is get moving right away.

How long is the recovery expected to take?
Title: Re: Hip replacement
Post by: ShawnJ on December 05, 2019, 04:15:14 PM
Well that sucks.

I've heard the best thing you can do is get moving right away.

How long is the recovery expected to take?
It does suck for sure. This Anterior incision approach is supposed to cut the recovery time in half, Iíll be walking the day of surgery apparently, albeit very slowly
Think the full recovery would be around 12 weeks, they drive a metal rod into the femur and the bone has to grow into it.
Said I should be able to do pretty much everything I used to though and with zero pain!

I smoked my hip hard of the pavement 15 years ago on my mountain bike, this is why itís so fukked
Title: Re: Hip replacement
Post by: Bando on December 05, 2019, 05:39:45 PM
Wow Man, best wishes for a speedy complete recovery.
Title: Re: Hip replacement
Post by: itsagoodday on December 05, 2019, 07:29:33 PM
Not being in pain all the time is a really big deal, so to that end... sounds like a good thing for you to be doing.  Heal fast!  The gym will be waiting when you're ready for it, and I'm sure you'll figure out how to make it all work out with the bionic hip.  8)
Title: Re: Hip replacement
Post by: ShawnJ on December 06, 2019, 09:25:47 PM
Wow Man, best wishes for a speedy complete recovery.
Ya crazy shit but man Iím ready for this, all these years of trying to rehab and figure this out, Iíve had enough. Thanks Adam!
Not being in pain all the time is a really big deal, so to that end... sounds like a good thing for you to be doing.  Heal fast!  The gym will be waiting when you're ready for it, and I'm sure you'll figure out how to make it all work out with the bionic hip.  8)
Not being in pain all the time is a really big deal, so to that end... sounds like a good thing for you to be doing.  Heal fast!  The gym will be waiting when you're ready for it, and I'm sure you'll figure out how to make it all work out with the bionic hip.  8)
Thanks Kelly, I am excited to feel normal, what ever that is lol. Iíll be back to training the second I can, donít know about powerlifting with the bionic hip but Iíll take everything I can get!
Title: Re: Hip replacement
Post by: induced_drag on December 06, 2019, 09:59:33 PM
Don't want to make anyone second guess.  Have you considered trying stem cell therapy?

Guy in my gym is getting it done for a bone on bone shoulder where they said replacement was only option (until the stem cell came available)

Don't know much about it but throwing it out there....
Title: Re: Hip replacement
Post by: tooth on December 07, 2019, 09:41:50 AM
Good luck, and speedy recovery.  We're all going to be there at some point.  Just outliving the warranty on our parts. 
Title: Re: Hip replacement
Post by: ShawnJ on December 07, 2019, 11:12:50 PM
Don't want to make anyone second guess.  Have you considered trying stem cell therapy?

Guy in my gym is getting it done for a bone on bone shoulder where they said replacement was only option (until the stem cell came available)

Don't know much about it but throwing it out there....
Appreciate the suggestion ID. Stem cells may regenerate some of the cartilage over time but the actual bone density changes (osteoarthritis) in the acetabulum and femoral head are permanent. I also have bone spurs formed on the femoral head so those wonít go away.
Unfortunately the hip is severely far gone already and there is no other option.
Thanks man!
Title: Re: Hip replacement
Post by: ShawnJ on December 07, 2019, 11:16:18 PM
Good luck, and speedy recovery.  We're all going to be there at some point.  Just outliving the warranty on our parts.
Thanks Robert, Iíll be good, honestly canít wait to get it done. I think I would be on crutches a long time ago if I didnít train. Keeping the surrounding structures strong has been a good thing. Despite people saying ďoh was this from powerlifting?Ē
That pisses me off, itís quite the opposite, I wouldnít have lasted this long without training
Title: Re: Hip replacement
Post by: reduni on December 18, 2019, 10:44:27 PM
Man, that's really shitty news Shawn. I bet you'll be feeling great in no time though. It's pretty amazing what they can do nowadays. If you compete again, would you be in the modified category  ;D


Good luck and here's to a speedy recovery and return to the gym
Title: Re: Hip replacement
Post by: ShawnJ on December 20, 2019, 09:19:43 AM
Man, that's really shitty news Shawn. I bet you'll be feeling great in no time though. It's pretty amazing what they can do nowadays. If you compete again, would you be in the modified category  ;D


Good luck and here's to a speedy recovery and return to the gym
Bitter sweet Rich, I find myself checking my phone all the time hoping for my surgery call so guess that means Iím ready lol. The surgery itself has an extremely high patient satisfaction rate, something like 98% happy they did it.
So many hours trying to rehab and fix this when all along it was unfixable.
Lol donít actually know if I can compete again, but if I can squat to depth, and pain free I will give it a run Iím sure
Title: Re: Hip replacement
Post by: ShawnJ on January 16, 2020, 12:08:07 AM
Got my date, the 28th of this month. Pretty excited to get this done at this point, despite having my bones sawed, dislocated and hammered on with a mallet 😂
Title: Re: Hip replacement
Post by: itsagoodday on January 16, 2020, 11:48:06 AM
Got my date, the 28th of this month. Pretty excited to get this done at this point,

WTG!!! Sounds like it's been a long time coming.  Speedy healing!

despite having my bones sawed, dislocated and hammered on with a mallet

Nobody ever invented a polite way to describe a surgery.  ;)
Title: Re: Hip replacement
Post by: ShawnJ on January 28, 2020, 05:42:02 PM
Got my date, the 28th of this month. Pretty excited to get this done at this point,

WTG!!! Sounds like it's been a long time coming.  Speedy healing!

despite having my bones sawed, dislocated and hammered on with a mallet

Nobody ever invented a polite way to describe a surgery.  ;)
Haha nope! Thanks, recovery begins today😎
Title: Re: Hip replacement
Post by: ShawnJ on January 28, 2020, 05:48:23 PM
9am was on the table in the OR, released by 2pm 😳
Surgery went swimmingly, no complications and home to my couch. Have some post surgery aches but the pain meds seem to be working pretty good.
The awesome thing is that the second I woke up in recovery room, all the pinching/restrictive pains I have been suffering had vanished!! So crazy.
Been up walking with crutches today, slow and steady but still pretty amazed.
Surgeon says no squats/lunges/leg presses for 12 weeks, he is jacked and lifts regularly, so gotta follow the manís orders. That sucks cuz my skinny ass legs took so much work to get to the current skinny ass size and now we must shrink.
Hoping muscle memory will get me back to here again soon enough
Title: Re: Hip replacement
Post by: Bando on January 28, 2020, 05:56:32 PM

Hoping muscle memory will get me back to here again soon enough

You'll be surprised at how quick it comes back, glad the surgery was a success!
Title: Re: Hip replacement
Post by: ShawnJ on January 28, 2020, 06:14:59 PM

Hoping muscle memory will get me back to here again soon enough
Ya hope so! Itís going to be hard for me to stay down lol. Iíll see how I feel in a the next few days then maybe some light upper body pump work to keep me sane
Think leg extensions and curls are ok

You'll be surprised at how quick it comes back, glad the surgery was a success!