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Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Biggest MN city
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+ another one - do the full physical therapy! I had my right hip replaced in June, 2008. I spent the rest of the summer and fall doing the physical therapy. I was walking without a cane by August, without a limp by September, and I was back on my bike the following April. I have had no problems whatsoever in the eight years since then.
Don't give in to the trike just because you get a hip replacement. If you do your exercises, in 6 months your hip will be better than it is now. In fact, if that hip is giving you problems now, GO GET THE HIP REPLACEMENT this fall and do the therapy over the winter. Everyone who has had a hip replacement - including me - will tell you they never should have waited so long. I was limping, eating Aleve, and using a cane for about 2 years before I got the new hip. 6 months after the surgery it was as good as when I was a much younger man.