Can you advise me if there are any alternative treatments to THR for arthritis of the hip? From what I have read and been told by the hospital after a THR the amount of movement in the leg is very limited and you are advised not to raise your knee above 90 degrees to the horizontal.
I wonder if there are any less drastic treatments available or any research going on into an op that will allow a full range of movement after a hip replacement.
I ride a recumbent trike and my consultant couldn't guarantee that I would be able to continue riding after a THR.
There seem to be new developments all the time in orthopaedic surgery and I live in hopes that in a few years time there might be a better alternative than having a chunk of bone replaced by a lump of plastic! Am I being over-optimistic?