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knee replacement -vs- hip replacement
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    Donna G. Guest

    Default knee replacement -vs- hip replacement




    OK, I know when you have a hip replacement, afterwards you can't bend
    the hip past a certain point without having it dislocate, is this also
    true for a knee replacement? Do you have to be careful how far you
    bend it after the knee replacement?

    Also, after a hip replacement, does that make it impossible to sit with
    say your leg drawn up and out to the side (think sitting on a sofa with
    one leg touching floor and other leg bent and out to side resting on
    cough) kind of indian style after a hip replacement?

    Just curious!

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    1.) ANGELS EXIST, but some times, since they don't all have wings, we
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    Leslie & The Furbabies in MO. Guest

    Default Re: knee replacement -vs- hip replacement

    Donna, it all depends on the individual situation with the hip replacement.
    I had my right hip replaced twice- at age 51 and then at 55. The second was
    was a very difficult replacement surgery and recovery- and I spent nearly
    the entire three months of my recovery in bed. Now, 14 months out, I can
    bend over and tie my shoes, polish my toenails, squat, climb a ladder or
    stairs, I can cross either leg over the other, and sit with my legs bent to
    the side like you described- but not for too long. But then, I can't sit in
    ANY position for too long or I get stiff and have a hard time getting up and
    moving again. Some folks- Gwen, I think, for example- has had a battle with
    dislocations. I never even think of it. I do what I want and if it seems
    too much or starts to hurt then I don't do it. And I have days when I can
    bend easier and further than other days. So.... it depends! (I have a
    terror of falling that overshadows *everything* that I do because of the
    possibility of ruining this hip. According to my surgeon there's not
    anything left to work with for a third replacement. That's my biggest fear-
    not dislocation.)

    Leslie

    "Donna G." <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > OK, I know when you have a hip replacement, afterwards you can't bend
    > the hip past a certain point without having it dislocate, is this also
    > true for a knee replacement? Do you have to be careful how far you
    > bend it after the knee replacement?
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    > Also, after a hip replacement, does that make it impossible to sit with
    > say your leg drawn up and out to the side (think sitting on a sofa with
    > one leg touching floor and other leg bent and out to side resting on
    > cough) kind of indian style after a hip replacement?
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    > Just curious!
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    > Donna
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    > 1.) ANGELS EXIST, but some times, since they don't all have wings, we
    > call them FRIENDS......
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    > 2.) J.K.M.A.
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  3. #3
    Donna G. Guest

    Default Re: knee replacement -vs- hip replacement





    Thanks, Leslie for that info.

    I was curious because I need to get a knee replacement and the way I
    described sitting is often how I sit, and it is the knee that needs
    replaced that I usually have pulled up and kind of bent outwards. It
    has become such a habit that I know when I have the knee replaced, that
    I will have a hard time not trying to sit like that!

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    1.) ANGELS EXIST, but some times, since they don't all have wings, we
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    2.) J.K.M.A.


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    Sunny52 Guest

    Default Re: knee replacement -vs- hip replacement

    Hi Donna,
    I have had both knees replaced, and my ortho always encouraged me to
    keep bending and straightening the knee in order to improve the degree
    of bend, especially during physical therapy after surgery. Most
    orthos like to see a bend of at least 100 and straightening at 0.

    I had my hip replaced 14 years ago and I still follow the hip
    precautions given to me by the physical therapist. I take a swim
    class for arthritis patients, and the instructor advises anyone with a
    hip replacement to avoid moving the leg across the body towards the
    other hip. She said we can move the leg from midline to the side, but
    moving from midline across the body may cause the hip to dislocate. I
    must admit I tried it once, and I felt a strange pulling sensation and
    some dull pain. That was the first and last time I tired it.

    Bonnie

    On Jul 4, 12:54*pm, DKGBee...@webtv.net (Donna G.) wrote:
    > OK, I know when you have a hip replacement, afterwards you can't bend
    > the hip past a certain point without having it dislocate, is this also
    > true for a knee replacement? * Do you have to be careful how far you
    > bend it after the knee replacement?
    >
    > Also, after a hip replacement, does that make it impossible to sit with
    > say your leg drawn up and out to the side (think sitting on a sofa with
    > one leg touching floor and other leg bent and out to side resting on
    > cough) kind of indian style after a hip replacement?
    >
    > Just curious!


    > Donna
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    > 1.) * ANGELS EXIST, but some times, since they don't all have wings, we
    > call them FRIENDS......
    >
    > 2.) * *J.K.M.A.



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    Donna G. Guest

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    Thanks, Bonnie, that information is most helpful!!! Appreciate you
    sharing!

    Haven't seen you around much lately, how are you doing these days?

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    1.) ANGELS EXIST, but some times, since they don't all have wings, we
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    2.) J.K.M.A.


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    Sunny52 Guest

    Default Re: knee replacement -vs- hip replacement

    Hi Donna,
    I'm doing okay, Thanks for asking. Like anyone else with multiple old
    joint replacements I am looking down the road at surgeries to replace
    these worn out joints. One knee was re-replaced a couple of years and
    next on the list is the elbow. It's always something with us RA'ers,
    isn't it? lol

    Bonnie


    On Jul 4, 7:37*pm, DKGBee...@webtv.net (Donna G.) wrote:
    > Thanks, Bonnie, that information is most helpful!!! * Appreciate you
    > sharing!
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    > Haven't seen you around much lately, how are you doing these days?
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    > Donna
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    > 1.) * ANGELS EXIST, but some times, since they don't all have wings, we
    > call them FRIENDS......
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    > 2.) * *J.K.M.A.



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    Translucent Troglodyte Guest

    Default Re: knee replacement -vs- hip replacement

    On Fri, 4 Jul 2008 13:54:28 -0400, [email protected] (Donna G.)
    wrote:

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    >OK, I know when you have a hip replacement, afterwards you can't bend
    >the hip past a certain point without having it dislocate, is this also
    >true for a knee replacement? Do you have to be careful how far you
    >bend it after the knee replacement?
    >
    >Also, after a hip replacement, does that make it impossible to sit with
    >say your leg drawn up and out to the side (think sitting on a sofa with
    >one leg touching floor and other leg bent and out to side resting on
    >cough) kind of indian style after a hip replacement?
    >
    >Just curious!
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    >Donna
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    >1.) ANGELS EXIST, but some times, since they don't all have wings, we
    >call them FRIENDS......
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    >2.) J.K.M.A.

    TT
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    Gender is not binary

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    Translucent Troglodyte Guest

    Default Re: knee replacement -vs- hip replacement

    On Fri, 4 Jul 2008 13:54:28 -0400, [email protected] (Donna G.)
    wrote:

    >OK, I know when you have a hip replacement, afterwards you can't bend
    >the hip past a certain point without having it dislocate, is this also
    >true for a knee replacement? Do you have to be careful how far you
    >bend it after the knee replacement?


    The woman sharing my room after my THR had a TKR... actually, I think
    it was her second one... anyway, I didn't see it working, but they put
    her on some machine a few times a day that kept her knee moving.
    TT
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    Gender is not binary

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