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hip replacment
on: December 08, 2017, 01:41:38 PM
any one out there have a hip replaced and return to bowling ?? How long did it take ?


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Re: hip replacment
Reply #1 on: December 08, 2017, 08:24:18 PM
My anchor bowler did a couple seasons ago and said it was best decision he has ever made. I forget how long his recovery was as he had surgery at end of a season.

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Re: hip replacment
Reply #2 on: December 09, 2017, 11:08:35 AM
A guy in our league had a hip replacement---not sure which side or the specific nature of the surgery. He returned in about 8 months and is doing pretty well.
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Re: hip replacment
Reply #3 on: December 09, 2017, 12:19:38 PM
I understand why you're asking this question, and you have my condolences. I expect to need a knee replacement AND a hip replacement in the near future; so I can empathize with your situation, but ...

The problem with asking a question like this is everyone's problem is slightly to a lot different AND everyone's reaction to the operation is also slightly to a lot different. And then there's the issue of the skill of the orthopedic surgeon.

So please take everyone's response with a grain of salt.

I have seen and heard of and talked to people with a wide variety of recuperation scenarios. They vary from 6 months to 2 years to never, sad to say, but that's the reality of this horrible situation.

I think the therapy afterwards and how well you handle it and how much effort you put into it will have a large effect on what you can do afterwards and how well you can do it.

Best of luck with yours.
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Re: hip replacment
Reply #4 on: December 09, 2017, 12:52:40 PM
I haven't a hip replaced, but had a total knee, I live in a split foyer house or multi level and going down the stairs was a ordeal I wished I would of know about pre prep, my knee was 15 years ago. ( took about 6-8 weeks for bowling, right knee and right handed)

Learn about the procedure. ...
Write down questions for your surgeon. ...
Consider the impact on work. ...
Get in shape before surgery. ...
Meet with a physical therapist. ...
Test drive your crutches or walker. ...
Get family and friends to help.

if you can get in shape before surgery, ( talk to you Dr. about this)

depends on age, weight about how long it will take, but getting one in shape before greatly will aid you


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Re: hip replacment
Reply #5 on: December 09, 2017, 05:56:29 PM
Thanks for all the advise I will start pre surgery excising next month and keep it up until late May when I will be done


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Re: hip replacment
Reply #6 on: December 11, 2017, 12:59:34 PM
 I see more "success" stories vs. "still have issues" stories. Allow your body to recover. In many cases the patient knows more about their body than a PT to a Dr. Listen to it.

Everyone is different. Person A can have a total knee and walk home the next day or two. Person B can also have a total knee and still be in the hospital for 4 days. Likewise, some hardware last more than 10 to 15 years, some don't.

Recovery isn't a race, don't feel like you have to rush it..... this doesn't apply, but I love to bowl, hate to miss a night. But, when my daughter was born, I took a year and a half off. Just recently injured my upper back, I haven't bowled in over a month. Though, I know I can bowl, I'm not 25 years old anymore. I'll take my time and continue to stretch.

Not sure how old you are, but (when I was 20 years younger) I got knocked down with a hook kick in a tourney 20 years ago, I saw star fishes - he rang my bell lol.... I  shook it off and came back win that match. Today, if I nudge my shin on the corner of the coffee table, I'm on the ground rolling in pain. It takes hours, or a day or two to recover. So understand that your body has changed over the years and don't be discourage if you run into bumps post op.
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Re: hip replacment
Reply #7 on: December 11, 2017, 03:11:11 PM
Properly rehabilitating after surgery is the key.  Someone we [used to] bowl with had a hip replacement over a year ago.  They never went through the proper rehabilitation regimen and were unable to return to bowling.  Now they are getting ready to have the hip redone all over again.  Had they done the rehab required for proper recovery, they would have been able to return to bowling after 6 months and would not need to have the new hip replaced again.

Do what the doctors say and don't rush your return to bowling.
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Re: hip replacment
Reply #8 on: December 12, 2017, 10:05:42 AM
A lot depends on your doctor,  if he goes in thru the side or the front. My buddy has had both his hips replaced and is still bowling good to this day. But his rehab was much shorter the second time as the surgeon went thru the front of his hip. A lot less muscle to go thtu, he was back to bowling in two months after the second hip surgery.