Question regarding recovery after THR
Without going into depth with my backstory (idiopathic bilateral AVN at 16 -> osteoarthritis) that required me to get the chop, I do have a question or two about certain aspects of recovery that I'd appreciate any input on. My right hip was replaced July 2021, so I'm nearing 14 months post op.
My first is about range of motion. I have very little rotation in my new hip. I've just started yoga because of how poorly I can bend, and how much it's hindering me in the gym with certain exercises (hip adductor/abductor especially, there's very little range of motion). With the yoga I can barely do any of the bending. So my question is; has anyone gone through this and improved their range close-ish to what they had previously? And how long did it take you if you did? There are two factors at play here, one being that my left hip is rotten and needs chopping too and that hip really does not bend, which naturally hinders the right. The second factor being I put my replacement off for about six years to continue playing football, and the hip collapsed. Combined with COVID stopping all operations, mine was cancelled and put back 16 months where I was mostly in a wheelchair, so my muscles/tendons tightened, atrophied etc so I'm really starting from square one.
My second question is just a general curiosity. The big ol' chunk I have missing on my hip where the surgeon went in anteriorly, did that fill in again when you regained muscle or did it stay concave for you? My sister who had both of hers chopped said it didn't fill in, but she's also not an active gym goer as myself.
There was another question I've forgotten due to this long drawn out post, but I'll add it if I remember.
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