Bobette describes what recovering from hip replacement surgery entails and discusses how this procedure changed her life.
The recovery takes about six weeks and during those six weeks there are certain restrictions, the bending restrictions. You have to sit at a 90° angle and you have to sleep in certain positions and once those passed, after that six weeks and my x-ray everything looked great and Dr. McFerran said, “You are free to drive. You are free to do whatever you feel like doing,”
So, in comparison to where I was six to eight weeks before that it was like night and day. What was painful and almost impossible for me to do was now becoming easier and easier as I healed and became more confident in what I could do.
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Conditions: Osteoporosis, Hip Pain
Related Terms: Hip Replacement, Hip Surgery, Cemented Hip, Hip Replacement Physical Therapy, Hip Replacement Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics
Health Care Provider: Banner Health, McKee Medical Center, Banner McKee Medical Center
Location: Northern Colorado, North Colorado, Fort Collins, Longmont, Loveland, Colorado, Co, 80538
Expert: Dr. Mark McFerran, Mark McFerran, M.D., Doctor McFerran