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March 27, 2010

Can you cross your leg/s and tie your shoe/s after a hip replacement? How long after?

Filed under: Hip Replacement — admin @ 8:29 am

Just wondering if you can cross your leg/s and or tie your shoe/s after you have a hip replacement surgery. If so, about how long after? How long are you also in misery and pain? Is a hip replacement that bad of a procedure? Thanks

I’ve had both hips replaced. I couldn’t cross my legs BEFORE I had the surgery and tying shoes was enough of a problem that I wore slip-ons for a year before surgery.

It took awhile for me to be able to tie shoes – several months. In the meantime, I used a couple of the handy gadgets that I was given that helped me put on and remove sox & shoes. Although I had my surgeries 7 years ago, I still am not comfortable crossing my legs and probably never will be although I can and do do it for short periods. It isn’t painful – it just doesn’t feel right. And I can’t sit "indian" style any more.

I was in misery & pain BEFORE I had the surgery, not after. Any post-op pain was treated aggressively and by the time I went home I needed very little pain meds – used mostly Tylenol.

Hip replacement is major surgery and while it isn’t a walk in the park, it is definitely worth it for people whose only other alternative is a life of pain and misery – probably ending up in a wheelchair-bound existence. I would do it again in a heartbeat. I couldn’t walk without a cane before I had the replacements. Now I can walk miles, have no limp, no pain, take no pain meds, and need no cane. I consider it a sort of miracle surgery and definitely worth the effort and work required to rehab from the surgery.

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  1. yes you will be able to tie your shoes but you will have to sit in a chair and lean over to tie them about crossing your legs that might be hurtful I say this because my mom had both her hips replaced 6 months apart and it has been almost a year and she is doing good as long as she don,t cross her legs— then I have a male friend had 1 hip replaced if he crosses his legs his hip pops out of place and it is very painful so I guess it just depends on what kind of shape you was in before the hip replacement just take it easy and don,t try anything you think that might hurt you, GOOD LUCK!
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    Comment by bell — March 27, 2010 @ 2:18 pm

  2. I’ve had both hips replaced. I couldn’t cross my legs BEFORE I had the surgery and tying shoes was enough of a problem that I wore slip-ons for a year before surgery.

    It took awhile for me to be able to tie shoes – several months. In the meantime, I used a couple of the handy gadgets that I was given that helped me put on and remove sox & shoes. Although I had my surgeries 7 years ago, I still am not comfortable crossing my legs and probably never will be although I can and do do it for short periods. It isn’t painful – it just doesn’t feel right. And I can’t sit "indian" style any more.

    I was in misery & pain BEFORE I had the surgery, not after. Any post-op pain was treated aggressively and by the time I went home I needed very little pain meds – used mostly Tylenol.

    Hip replacement is major surgery and while it isn’t a walk in the park, it is definitely worth it for people whose only other alternative is a life of pain and misery – probably ending up in a wheelchair-bound existence. I would do it again in a heartbeat. I couldn’t walk without a cane before I had the replacements. Now I can walk miles, have no limp, no pain, take no pain meds, and need no cane. I consider it a sort of miracle surgery and definitely worth the effort and work required to rehab from the surgery.
    References :

    Comment by Kraftee — March 27, 2010 @ 2:23 pm

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