Facing hip replacement? I’m documenting my experience to help you know what to expect.
I had the anterior approach surgery which meant no muscles were cut so recovery is faster.
At 4 weeks post op:
No pain meds.
ROM – I’m working on range of motion & can get to a 90° squat but my hip is super tight.
Walking 3-5K per day.
Strength training – Training upper body but everything is strict &/or seated with no lower body assistance.
I’m starting to row with leg drive.
I can swim.
Weight – I’m basically the same weight but body composition has shifted slightly towards more fat.
Nutrition – Calories are about 2100/day (150p/220c/60f)
I’m astonished at the speed of recovery. Although it feels never fast enough, considering I have a whole new hip joint, it’s lightening speed fast.
I’m excited to progress & get back to ALL the things I love.
Happy to answer any questions you might have if you’re facing hip replacement surgery.