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Pain after anterior hip replacement
tcousins posted:
I am scheduled for bilateral THR next month. I am having the direct anterior approach and was wondering how much pain is usual after this procedure and for how long. I have a friend who had replacements done with the posterior approach, at different times, and she said she had absolutely NO pain from day 1 for either one, but I am pretty sure she can't possibly be typical. And can anyone "feel" the implant in the hip, or does it feel like your natural hip (just without the pain).
jamin2013 responded:
That whole area of the anterior hip replacement 3 yrs ago does NOT feel normal, it is still sore and numb and I've had IT band damage from the surgery.....and Yes I can "feel" a heaviness in that thigh. I have been doing so much repair work just to get along.....good wishes....let us know how you do.

My neighbor had the posterior about 5 months before me and not the numb and sore issues I have....but she has a lot of other stuff going on which messes her up also.....

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