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Hip replacement and legrope

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Created by Neil001 4 months ago, 6 May 2017
Neil001
NSW, 8 posts
6 May 2017 7:56AM
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Got a new hip 4 yrs ago. Amazing. Surf, sup, rock climb and hike.
Question. I always tied leggie around good hip/ leg but have injured it.
Does anyone put their leggie 0on replacement hip leg?
Thanks Neil

JEG
VIC, 521 posts
6 May 2017 9:23AM
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Try waist leash though I have not try this setup in the surf.

stehar
NSW, 162 posts
6 May 2017 11:14AM
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Steve

bearbusa
QLD, 255 posts
6 May 2017 11:25AM
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Neil,
At 60 my had my left hip replaced last December with the super path method ,slowly worked back to fitness and hit the waves by early march
Back supping first then back into surfing and kite surfing , goofy footer and haven't put my leggie on any other leg than my left leg ever ,still use the left leg , would be a bit hesitant in bigger surf but so far so good.

DavidJohn
VIC, 15729 posts
6 May 2017 1:52PM
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JEG said..
Try waist leash though I have not try this setup in the surf.


I wouldn't recommend a waist leash in the surf.

exiled
104 posts
6 May 2017 12:55PM
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I use a waist leash whenever the surf is big. They aren't as comfortable, but worn properly, they wont slip, reduce hold down times and drag distances, and guard against ligament tears. If I had a bad hip it would be the only leash I used.

DavidJohn
VIC, 15729 posts
6 May 2017 3:38PM
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exiled said..
I use a waist leash whenever the surf is big. They aren't as comfortable, but worn properly, they wont slip, reduce hold down times and drag distances, and guard against ligament tears. If I had a bad hip it would be the only leash I used.


Just make sure when you fall the leash doesn't go between your legs in an awkward way because that's not a place you want a leash stretching out tight..

kev7
WA, 101 posts
6 May 2017 4:06PM
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i got a new hip 4 months ago .doc told me its stronger than the one i was born with etc.
been using a calf leggie on my other leg which is the front foot dosent seen to be any different .
ill go back to rear leg one i guess .

Gandalf
WA, 78 posts
6 May 2017 6:55PM
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Mmmm....all interesting stuff as I've had my left hip replaced 11 years ago (wear my leggie on the right) but now need my right one replaced....

boundeast
117 posts
6 May 2017 10:25PM
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they want to chop my hip--i am resisting, trying to avoid--gonna have to give in some day

exiled
104 posts
7 May 2017 1:24AM
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DavidJohn said..

exiled said..
I use a waist leash whenever the surf is big. They aren't as comfortable, but worn properly, they wont slip, reduce hold down times and drag distances, and guard against ligament tears. If I had a bad hip it would be the only leash I used.



Just make sure when you fall the leash doesn't go between your legs in an awkward way because that's not a place you want a leash stretching out tight..


Has that actually happened to you? Because tension on the leash will almost always flip you over with a waist belt unless you try hard to fight it. You would have to get it between your legs and wrapped around one of them somehow to really be in trouble, in which case having the release point at your waist rather than having to grab at your ankle still puts you in a better spot.

DavidJohn
VIC, 15729 posts
7 May 2017 6:56AM
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Good point about the release point but I had mine at the center of my back (hard to reach) so maybe side/hip location might work.

Slab
758 posts
7 May 2017 6:26AM
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DavidJohn said..


exiled said..
I use a waist leash whenever the surf is big. They aren't as comfortable, but worn properly, they wont slip, reduce hold down times and drag distances, and guard against ligament tears. If I had a bad hip it would be the only leash I used.




Just make sure when you fall the leash doesn't go between your legs in an awkward way because that's not a place you want a leash stretching out tight..





Most if the guys who surf the big stuff only use waist leashes.....I would use them for DW simply for safety in case my leash got caught up in some of the fishing ropes, small floats and stuff that we get along the coastline.

johndg
WA, 81 posts
7 May 2017 1:59PM
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I have had my left hip replaced 2 weeks ago. I am walking better now than I was 2 weeks ago and finally am pain free. I would recommend having the operation as it is life changing. I was told by my surgeon not to surf or kite for one year as it takes this time for the bone to bond with the prosthetics. Staples come out tomorrow and hope to be swimming in a couple of weeks.

7 May 2017 6:11PM
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Hi Neil,
I had my right hip replaced 2 years ago & still wear my leash on my right ankle as I have for the past 35 years....It doesn't affect my hip at all...
Hi johng, I was sup surfing Crescent 2 weeks after my hip replacement & 6 weeks later short boarding in Mexico...The Best thing I ever did....

Area10
1225 posts
8 May 2017 6:47PM
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exiled said..

DavidJohn said..


exiled said..
I use a waist leash whenever the surf is big. They aren't as comfortable, but worn properly, they wont slip, reduce hold down times and drag distances, and guard against ligament tears. If I had a bad hip it would be the only leash I used.




Just make sure when you fall the leash doesn't go between your legs in an awkward way because that's not a place you want a leash stretching out tight..



Has that actually happened to you? Because tension on the leash will almost always flip you over with a waist belt unless you try hard to fight it. You would have to get it between your legs and wrapped around one of them somehow to really be in trouble, in which case having the release point at your waist rather than having to grab at your ankle still puts you in a better spot.


Yeah it's happened to me with a waist belt. But it's mostly an issue if you are using a coiled leash that isn't very long. The guys surfing big waves with one are using straight leashes and they often tuck a good length of it in the belt loosely so that when they wipe out it will extend. So the type of leash and they way they use it is very different from downwinding. I like waist leashes for DW, but short coiled leashes are not great with them, and if you have the tie point on your hip rather than behind you, the belt can tend to get pulled round in a big wipeout, with the potential of making getting the belt off difficult. So you do have to give it some thought, and if you value your wedding tackle I'd suggest using a longer leash than you normally would. Unfortunately there aren't many 12ft or over coiled leashes on the market.

scott mckerc
WA, 154 posts
8 May 2017 7:51PM
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No issues with having to stop anything since having titanium resurfaced hip joint 9 years ago.
Sup'd and windsurfed on it solidly with no issues. Always with leggie on that hip.
Best thing ever done.

Neil001
NSW, 8 posts
9 May 2017 1:44PM
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bearbusa said..
Neil,
At 60 my had my left hip replaced last December with the super path method ,slowly worked back to fitness and hit the waves by early march
Back supping first then back into surfing and kite surfing , goofy footer and haven't put my leggie on any other leg than my left leg ever ,still use the left leg , would be a bit hesitant in bigger surf but so far so good.


awesome ... Sounds like its good. Time for me to try
thanks

Neil001
NSW, 8 posts
9 May 2017 1:45PM
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Area10 said..

exiled said..


DavidJohn said..



exiled said..
I use a waist leash whenever the surf is big. They aren't as comfortable, but worn properly, they wont slip, reduce hold down times and drag distances, and guard against ligament tears. If I had a bad hip it would be the only leash I used.





Just make sure when you fall the leash doesn't go between your legs in an awkward way because that's not a place you want a leash stretching out tight..




Has that actually happened to you? Because tension on the leash will almost always flip you over with a waist belt unless you try hard to fight it. You would have to get it between your legs and wrapped around one of them somehow to really be in trouble, in which case having the release point at your waist rather than having to grab at your ankle still puts you in a better spot.



Yeah it's happened to me with a waist belt. But it's mostly an issue if you are using a coiled leash that isn't very long. The guys surfing big waves with one are using straight leashes and they often tuck a good length of it in the belt loosely so that when they wipe out it will extend. So the type of leash and they way they use it is very different from downwinding. I like waist leashes for DW, but short coiled leashes are not great with them, and if you have the tie point on your hip rather than behind you, the belt can tend to get pulled round in a big wipeout, with the potential of making getting the belt off difficult. So you do have to give it some thought, and if you value your wedding tackle I'd suggest using a longer leash than you normally would. Unfortunately there aren't many 12ft or over coiled leashes on the market.


Thanks for replies .,, wil. Kook into that. And no dont want to talk falsetto

Neil001
NSW, 8 posts
9 May 2017 1:46PM
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scott mckerc said..
No issues with having to stop anything since having titanium resurfaced hip joint 9 years ago.
Sup'd and windsurfed on it solidly with no issues. Always with leggie on that hip.
Best thing ever done.


I am encouraged by everones comme ts. Fantastic!!!

bearbusa
QLD, 255 posts
9 May 2017 3:49PM
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Neil001 said..

bearbusa said..
Neil,
At 60 my had my left hip replaced last December with the super path method ,slowly worked back to fitness and hit the waves by early march
Back supping first then back into surfing and kite surfing , goofy footer and haven't put my leggie on any other leg than my left leg ever ,still use the left leg , would be a bit hesitant in bigger surf but so far so good.



awesome ... Sounds like its good. Time for me to try
thanks


neil,

Like everything once you have had major surgery , and remember that what this is , work steady but hard at regaining fitness especially on the leg and dont take risk

I have sat on the beach watching every one get stoked on waves that i used to ride with no problema few times over the last few months wishing the waves were just that bit smaller

I still am bit careful if the sets are just that bit bigger than i feel really comfortable with always remind yourself before every surf , better to take it easy until the bone mends with the prostitutes permantly

Enjoy the new hip , i have had a new lease on life since getting mine done

paddlepop
QLD, 206 posts
9 May 2017 5:03PM
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i'm having one done in august with the anterior incision method which seems to be the way to go. it will be interesting to see what the dr. says about recovery times seeming what has been said in this thread so far. the waist belt/leash sounds like a great idea so i'll be making one out of 2" webbing and a camloc i have in the shed

pete

bearbusa
QLD, 255 posts
9 May 2017 6:03PM
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paddlepop said..
i'm having one done in august with the anterior incision method which seems to be the way to go. it will be interesting to see what the dr. says about recovery times seeming what has been said in this thread so far. the waist belt/leash sounds like a great idea so i'll be making one out of 2" webbing and a camloc i have in the shed

pete


Pete,
I had superpath done, no muscle cutting and ligaments, and recover was fairly easy , i did tell my surgeon that i wanted to surf again and he said he will close the (Shuck) i think thats what he called it , its the gap between the joints.
Means i wouldn't have full movement as my good hip but really close , and the surgeon said would furyher take the risk away from dislocation.

paddlepop
QLD, 206 posts
10 May 2017 5:27AM
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thanks for that, it's the first time i've heard the term 'superpath' used so i've got a bit of googgling to do. my dr. knows i sup but i'll have a bit more of a talk to him about that. much appreciated information

pete

KDog
17 posts
10 May 2017 12:39PM
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Superpath cool name for the anterior approach if you go this route ask about the exercises to do before and after the surgery. The main thing you want is to get your rear end strong that's what holds everything together.Had mine done over a year ago my surgeon gave me the go ahead to surf at the eight week mark nothing crazy just small waves but it sure lifted the spirits!

boundeast
117 posts
10 May 2017 7:58PM
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nice to hear of good experiences--they will cut mine some day--that's for sure

never hurts when i surf--hurts a touch, for the first time this year, when i ski---hurts badly when i spend a long day working round my house or my land--last time i put in a 10 hour day doing physical work (hucking down a massive fallen tree), something i enjoy, believe it or not, i was limping for 3 or 4 days

at this point there are motions i find when doing pilates or other stretches, where the hip literally clunks as it passes a certain position

efing knife scares me--anesthesia, infection, blah blah, i know, but ive seen some folk go from routine surgery to big misery

Leroy13
VIC, 1162 posts
19 May 2017 9:45PM
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I went surfing in knee to waist high waves two weeks after the op. Iwas 183cm and 95 kg at the time. Do the rehab stay positive. SCotta Mc really helped and inspired me. 4 years down the road it's my good hip. Leave it 4 months and all should be good as apparently it's st 96% percent capacity. I got a new ceramic hip. The Titanium can cause problems with the creation of a toxic by product from metal against metal friction. They also cut from the buttock which causes less musclerosis deterioration. Good luck don't be afraid to have a go. I new that I couldn't have handled much at two weeks at a month it felt like no problem. Iny experience the legrope won't be an issue unless your surfing triple overhead plus.

obijohn
71 posts
19 May 2017 11:23PM
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For anyone considering a hip replacement, my suggestion would be to at least look into hip resurfacing as an option. You will need to do your own research, since there are only a few surgeons in the world that specialize in it, and the ones that don't do this surgery will put it down. There were a couple of poorly designed brands that had poor results, and the learning curve for the surgeon can be pretty steep, so if you look at results for all surgeons, the results can be so-so. However, if you look at the results for the surgeons that specialize in this procedure, it looks pretty good. From my own research, I believe that if you intend to regularly pursue high impact sports without restrictions, resurfacing is a better way to go. If you are open to the idea, there is a web site at "surfacehippy.info" that is a good place to start your research. On that site there are a ton of links to various research reports and to doctors who specialize in this. I had mine done 9 years ago, and push it pretty hard almost every day with good results.

scott mckerc
WA, 154 posts
9 Aug 2017 8:12PM
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Little update with my resurfaced hip from 7 years ago

Was singing praise before , but the last week has me changing my tune.

cobalt poisoing has eaten away the bone the cup was inserted into. (much more painful than any point before original replacment.)

replaced hip now needing a bone graft with a full ceramic/ titanium replacement.

Not ideal


DavidJohn
VIC, 15729 posts
9 Aug 2017 10:23PM
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scott mckerc said..
Little update with my resurfaced hip from 7 years ago

Was singing praise before , but the last week has me changing my tune.

cobalt poisoing has eaten away the bone the cup was inserted into. (much more painful than any point before original replacment.)

replaced hip now needing a bone graft with a full ceramic/ titanium replacement.

Not ideal




Bummer..

obijohn
71 posts
10 Aug 2017 3:16AM
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Really sorry to hear that Scott. Were you having your metal ion numbers checked periodically, and if so what were the numbers? Any other info such as brand or cup angle to explain the problem?
Hope the revision works out well for you.



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