Hip Replacement Guru

March 27, 2010

If I have a hip replacement will I be able to work in my garden?

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

Will I be able to use a shovel and dig new ground? How much pressure can someone with a hip replacement put on ti? Is it just like new?
God bless you all.

this would be a great question for your orthopaedic doc…but from what I remember, there are limitations post surgically as to how far you can flex the hip (usually no more than 90 degrees or else you risk dislocation). However, that may be something they recommend for only the first month or two and that you can resume full ROM once it’s completely healed.

This doesn’t answer this particular question, but it’s a fairly good overview of hip replacement surgery.

http://www.healthpages.org/AHP/LIBRARY/HLTHTOP/THR/INDEX.HTM

14 Comments »

  1. Get one and find out. Or just ask your doc.
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    Comment by Bo Beeta — March 27, 2010 @ 1:43 pm

  2. erm after a lot of years i would of thought
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    Comment by hannah — March 27, 2010 @ 2:09 pm

  3. No
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    Comment by Underwear Model — March 27, 2010 @ 2:21 pm

  4. no it still hurts but you can still do stuff. yes, you’ll be able to do that but it might be sore afterward.

    but honestly, it’ll never be the same again
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    my dad had one

    Comment by blondie606lj — March 27, 2010 @ 2:42 pm

  5. After therapy, you’ll be as good as new.
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    Comment by goldielocks123 — March 27, 2010 @ 3:00 pm

  6. These are questions you need to discuss with your doctor.
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    Comment by elk312 — March 27, 2010 @ 3:46 pm

  7. You could but be very careful. You don’t want to re-injure your new hip.
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    Comment by highland771008 — March 27, 2010 @ 4:31 pm

  8. Better ask your Dr.
    My dad had hip replacement surgery,and after awhile was back to his gardening.
    Best wishes:)
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    Comment by Sunshine — March 27, 2010 @ 4:52 pm

  9. You should be able to do things you always did (only without pain). Recovery takes several weeks, so give yourself time to heal completely…then begin slowly getting back to your gardening. Godspeed
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    Comment by candleinthewind7579 — March 27, 2010 @ 5:30 pm

  10. when you heal you will be as good as new but make sure you do your physical tharepy. ok?
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    Comment by angela g — March 27, 2010 @ 5:44 pm

  11. you can you cant put all that much pressure on it when you first get it, but over time you should be able to do everything you did before I would talk to your doctor aboutit though just to be sure he would know your restrictiond better than anyone here would.
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    Comment by JOJO — March 27, 2010 @ 6:29 pm

  12. i think you should be able to and work in your garden. well……… of course after many months of recovery from surgery but eventually you should be able to go back to making ur garden look nice! hope i could help!
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    Comment by love2laugh212 — March 27, 2010 @ 7:15 pm

  13. You might need special tools, but you will be able to garden. There is a lady on one of my gardenning forums who has to use a motor-scooter to get around, but she thoroughly enjoys her plants. One thing she did was build raised beds so she wouldn’t have to bend over. She also got a few tools for reaching.

    I can’t say about digging new ground.

    Good luck!
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    Comment by Tigger — March 27, 2010 @ 7:32 pm

  14. this would be a great question for your orthopaedic doc…but from what I remember, there are limitations post surgically as to how far you can flex the hip (usually no more than 90 degrees or else you risk dislocation). However, that may be something they recommend for only the first month or two and that you can resume full ROM once it’s completely healed.

    This doesn’t answer this particular question, but it’s a fairly good overview of hip replacement surgery.
    http://www.healthpages.org/AHP/LIBRARY/HLTHTOP/THR/INDEX.HTM
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    nursing

    Comment by kansas8099 — March 27, 2010 @ 7:39 pm

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