I am 48 and had a full hip replacement on Dec 27,2017 as an outpatient procedure. The success has been remarkable. I was able to walk without any support about a week after surgery. I did physical therapy for four weeks after and even my therapist said I was healing very quickly and my progress was great but not normal. I was in severe pain before the surgery as I thought the pain was coming from sciatica and was making it worse by treating it like a back injury. Once I was diagnosed and had the surgery the relief was so great that I believe that is why I have healed so well. My only lingering problem 4 weeks post op is my upper thigh on my replacement hip leg is still tight. I know it's from months of limping along on a bad hip but now that it's fixed any idea how long until it loosens up? My PT says it could take month's to fully stretch out and gain flexibility. Is there anything I can safely do to help it along. It is the only thing left from keeping me from feeling "normal" again. Thanks.
How long for the tightness in my upper thigh to go away after a full hip replacement?
Question posted by Tina V on 29 Jan 2018
Last updated on 27 November 2019
Any swelling? I had conventional anterior n overnight stay in two days it the whole leg swelled up except the foot n ankle... it took almost 3 months for swelling to go down completely the tightness on knee went last...
Consequently therapy could only do so much... plus I had a severe pop out hindering the healing process. I’m just barely walking Both hips ache after being on feet for more than two hours
I’m probably the worst case senerio for hip replacement. My therapist had shoulder surgery and had pt for a YEAR!
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