I receive facet joint injections in my spine. I asked my pain management doctor to refer me to someone who could help with my hip and he referred me to an orthopedic surgeon. Their injections really helped. The time finally came to make the decision for a permanent solution to the problem. I went ahead with a total hip replacement. It has been the best decision I could have made.
My treatment and recovery
I had my surgery Feb 27, 2018. The first time I stepped on my new hip it was solid, pain-free and great. My physical therapy was set prior to surgery. I can’t imagine my recovery without the reassurance and guidance of my therapist. According to him, I was right on schedule at every turn. The positive reinforcement kept me going. My therapist gave me his card and told me to call any time, even after my scheduled treatment was complete if I needed help. The attached photos were taken at 9 weeks post surgery. I have comfortably been able to garden, yard work, walking and exercising and drive comfortably at 4 weeks. It is amazing how quickly you bounce back.