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1 week on crutches after core decompression?

I am awaiting scheduling for hip core decompression surgery. A noted joint replacement specialist here will perform the surgery. He explained that I will be on crutches 1 week after the surgery. I have read about core decompression online and in almost every case crutches were used for an average of 6 weeks. My concern is that 1 week of crutches may not be sufficient and I may run the risk of a fracture. The problem lies with my left hip; however, he recommends performing the core decompression surgery on the right hip as well as preventative maintenance to avoid possible complications with that hip. Perhaps there is a new technique that is used to enhance recovery time; however, I am rather confused and hope that someone can enlighten me. Thank you.

Re: 1 week on crutches after core decompression?

I just had mine done last week. I am expecting to use the crutches for 6 weeks according to my Doctor. Can you tell me about your experience with this procedure?

Thanks!

edwinrivera@onelinkpr.net

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I had my RH done 4 weeks ago. I was on crutches 1 week as per direction from my surgeon, then a cane until today. I still have some pain though, and am being very careful. Pain consists of ache in the joint area, usually by 10:00pm I must take a Percocet, though that is now the only one of the day.

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Hi Joe! How are you doing! Well Iam still using the crutches are per my Doctor request. I stl have some pain in the afected area. Six more weeks according to the Doctor. Iam not drinking any medicine excepts for the naturalones like MSM.

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I am doing quite well, it has been 6 weeks today since surgery, and I am walking with no cane. I am still a bit sore, and some things ( stairs and steps) are a little painful. The worst though is when I roll over in my sleep onto the hip for a while. Otherwise things are looking good.

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I am glad your doing well! I still have the same symptoms as you do. The doctor gave me six more week on crutches. I stiil use compress Ice pad in the area and doing some excercise.

Take care!!!

Best regards!

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Funny how doctors differ from place to place, while I am no longer on cane after 7 weeks, I am not real happy with results, I have more pain down in the joint than before the surgery. I keep thinking it will get better, maybe it will.

Re: 8 week on crutches after core decompression?

Hope it will! I still have pain in the joint. I will see the doctor again on Oct. 25th. I will start using only one crutch next week.

I've beeen taking Glucosamine HCI 1550mg, Chondritin Sulfate 1200mg and MSM as a Joint Dietary Supplement.
You get these at COSCO. It suppose to help your joints!

Re: Re: 8 week on crutches after core decompression?

Interesting, I was not instructed to take any supplements. But I too still have pain in the joint. The Surgeon seemed surprised by that. Walking uphill, or up stairs especially annoys it. Cannot say that I am 100% happy with the results so far.

Joe

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Well Joe. Iguess is matter of time, I hope! Iam filling better and I able to walk without crutches but I'm not suppose to.

By the way, how about if you reply to my e-mail shown in my profile? Sometime I forget to visit this site!

edwinrivera@onelinkpr.net

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It has been 4 months since my decompression, I am in much worse pain now than before the surgery. I wish I had elected to just do the replacement to start with.

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I am now scheduled for THP in 2 weeks, the bone is coming apart and the decompression failed in my case.[[:-|]

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HI Joe,
I am hoping you get my message. I had core decompression four yrs ago on my right hip and now I just had hip replacement on it. It is only a quick fix. I also had core decom. done 9 weeks before the hip was replaced. I was on crutches for 5 weeks before the hip replacement. Now I am walking on both and the core dec. is very painful after 9 weeks. I do not know why only that it will probably have to have a new hip. What they did to me wascalled hip resurfaceing. Look it up and you will see what I mean. I do not think all core dec. go well. They drilled four holes in mine the second time and only one with the other. I hope you keep in contact with me I would like to know how you are doing. I am not doing well I am 60 and I had the first one when I was 56. My hip resurface gives me less pain afer only 3 weeks. I will keep in touch.Plus anyone else I woud like to hear from, just put core dec. in subjectfield

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Well, it has been 8 weeks since my THR ( after the CD failed) I am still having a bit of pain, using the cane still about 50% of the time. But my Percocet intake is down to about 2-3 per 24 hours so I am hoping that means it is getting better. Some days are good, some just suck.