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Old 03-16-2009, 12:06 PM   #136
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Thanks for the info, I picked up a Leki collapsable cane, works like a charm and I can park in the handicap spots!
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:32 AM   #137
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Going to get the staples out today. Looking forward to driving and standing under a real shower for about an hour.......

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Old 03-18-2009, 06:44 AM   #138
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Thanks for the info, I picked up a Leki collapsable cane, works like a charm and I can park in the handicap spots!
Parking a bike in a handicap spot... That's cheeky!

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Old 03-18-2009, 04:17 PM   #139
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Old 03-18-2009, 05:04 PM   #140
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Zowie! That's one big knuckle in there! I thought you were going for resurfacing?

Also, what's the story behind having them both done? I'm in the same boat, and it's because of hip displaysia. Good thing I'm not a german shepherd...

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Old 03-18-2009, 05:13 PM   #141
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Zowie! That's one big knuckle in there! I thought you were going for resurfacing?

Also, what's the story behind having them both done? I'm in the same boat, and it's because of hip displaysia. Good thing I'm not a german shepherd...

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Hip resurface is basically a cap over the ball and a new socket. The advantage is that the ball is larger than a traditional total hip replacement which allows better range of motion and lets you be somewhat more active. Also, if and when it wears out in the next 40 years or so, I can have a traditional total hip as the femoral neck is preserved. So far so good. Getting around quite well on crutches. Biggest danger this soon is fracturing the femoral neck so I am taking it easy and keeping weight off it as much as I can. It sucks but hopefully the reward will be a well functioning hip for many years to come.

Having both as I was bone on bone on both sides. I have been very active all my life in hockey, football, baseball, basketball, volleyball so I am sure that there was some good stress resulting from that but it is most likely I also had less cartilage material than a "normal" person from birth leading to it wearing out more quickly.
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Old 03-18-2009, 05:16 PM   #142
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Hip resurface is basically a cap over the ball and a new socket. The advantage is that the ball is larger than a traditional total hip replacement which allows better range of motion and lets you be somewhat more active.
So that's an x-ray of a resurface? I didn't realize they drilled and tapped a piece into the femur.

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Old 03-18-2009, 05:47 PM   #143
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yeah, they basically put a cap on the ball and install a new socket.
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yeah, they basically put a cap on the ball and install a new socket.
Then what's that big-ass screw going into your femur?

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Old 03-18-2009, 06:17 PM   #145
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Then what's that big-ass screw going into your femur?

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The locator pin! It's cemented in so I assume it also helps with attachment.
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Old 03-29-2009, 06:31 AM   #146
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It will be 4 weeks tomorrow and feeling great. Sleeping through the night for the first time in years. Haven't even taken a Tylenol in over two weeks. Therapy is going awesome. Went back to work on the 23rd. Was driving at two weeks.
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It will be 4 weeks tomorrow and feeling great. Sleeping through the night for the first time in years. Haven't even taken a Tylenol in over two weeks. Therapy is going awesome. Went back to work on the 23rd. Was driving at two weeks.
That's fantastic! Well done!

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Old 03-29-2009, 01:14 PM   #148
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:37 AM   #149
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It will be 4 weeks tomorrow and feeling great. Sleeping through the night for the first time in years. Haven't even taken a Tylenol in over two weeks. Therapy is going awesome. Went back to work on the 23rd. Was driving at two weeks.

Feels good, doesn't it?!?!?

I went out for a ride yesterday on the KLR, and was up on the pegs for about 30 miles with no pain whatsoever. Life is good.
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Old 03-30-2009, 04:14 PM   #150
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Feels awesome.....I have to hold myself back or I'd be playing volleyball already.
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