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11 Jul 2005

Total hip replacement (Worried)
GOOD DAY DOCTOR

I JUST RECENTLY HAD A SECOND HIP REPLACEMENT ON MY LEFT HIP THE FIRST TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENT WAS DONE ON MY RIGHT HIP LAST YEAR AFTER BEING DIGNOISE WITH AVASCULAR NECROSIS I JUST WANT TO FIND OUT HOW POSSIBLE IT IS FOR ME TO WALK NORMAL AGAIN OR WOULD I BEING LIMPING FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.
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rehabilitation after injury

01 Jan 0001

Dear Mandy

Your hip replacements should not cause you to limp for ever! However, you do need to be taught HOW to walk again. For this you need to see a physiotherapist initially, who will help you with relearning which muscles to use. Then you can see a biokineticist, who will help you build strength around the replaced joint and for the back and knees, that may also be affected by this big change in your body’s biomechanics.
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