gap between hip replacements

Lotsofpain Member Posts: 157
edited 23. Jul 2019, 17:00 in Living with arthritis
Assuming all goes well with my hip replacement how long will it be before I can get the other one replaced


  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    There are so many factors to take into account which make that an impossible question to answer. DD
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  • wazz42
    wazz42 Member Posts: 233
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00

    I don’t know how much help it will be, my brother (living in Cheshire) had both hips diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis. He chose which hip he wanted 'doing' first, interestingly not clinically the worst but definitely worse from a functioning point of view.

    The surgeon told him he needed to wait 12 weeks to allow the anaesthetic to mostly get out of his system before having the second operation.

    So really it depends on your diagnosis and what your surgeon deems most appropriate for you based on your particular circumstances.

    A question for your orthopaedic surgeon I would think.

    Take care
    Wazz x
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,725
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I'm with Wazz and for similar reasons. I had my knees replaced in 1981, the first at the beginning of April and the second at the beginning of June 'once the first one was properly healed on the outside'. I'd guess it's surgeon choice plus individual factors. At the time I was only 35 so my powers of healing were probably much quicker than they are now.
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  • Jackie47
    Jackie47 Member Posts: 108
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    If you're on the enhancement recovery process following a hip replacement it is 12 weeks before you get back to normal living so i guess its up to the surgeon.