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pregnancy after hip replacement
Thu May 24, 2007 2:57am

I recently had my second child, c-section, which was about a year and a half after my total hip replacement. I was diagnosed with avascular necrosis in my right hip 2 months after my first child. Now my children are almost 3 and almost 4 months. I began walking with a walker in the hospital after my surgery. Walking was quite difficult for a while, but I did see progress. However, after I got pregnant with my second child, my walking and movement became more difficult and painful. I attributed that to my body changing due to the pregnancy. About a month ago, I was having such pain on the opposite side of my body than the side I had the surgery on. I went to see a podiotrist because a lot of the pain was in my left foot. My walking was almost as bad as before I had the surgery and I had had my baby 2 months prior. The piodiotrist told me he thought the pain was caused from the left side of my body trying to compensate for the weakness in the right, I never built back up those muscles involved in my surgery. He suggested I go to physical therapy. I started going 2x a week and have been for about a month, and I am having less difficulty, less pain in my whole body, and can tell that my hip and leg are finally getting stronger. I wish I would have received such intense therapy right after my surgery. I don't know if this helps any, but just know that others know what you are going through. My second pregnancy, which was after the THR was more difficult in respect to not only my body, but also emotionally. Going through such a surgery and recovery is a lot to go through, then you have to face a pregnancy, and you feel scared. I know, I did. Take care. I will be thinking of you.

  • Re: pregnancy after hip replacementStacy R. Grenier, Wed May 23 7:28pm
    I am a 30 year old female with a THR and I am 12 weeks pregnant. I am 8 months post-op and I have been put on toe touch weight wearing only for the past month. I have been told that I can not do any... more
    • Re: pregnancy after hip replacementDr. Swanson, Mon May 28 11:44am
      Iím confused as to why you would be made toe touch weight bearing 8 months post-op. Was that done because of the pregnancy? In general, it is agreed by almost all orthopaedic surgeons that a patient... more
      • Hip replacement and pregnancyStacy R. Grenier, Mon May 28 1:06pm
        Hello, Thank you for your response. I was tolal weight bearing at 6 weeks post op. and was fine until Nov 06 when I had a fall. I was still total weight bearing, but I was taking Ibuprofin quite... more
        • hip replacement & pregnancyTodd Swanson, MD, Sat Jun 2 4:52pm
          Well, unfortunately, it sounds like your physician suspects that you have a loose femoral component. I would have to agree from your description. In general, it is best to avoid radiographs while... more
    • pregnancy after hip replacement — Anita, Thu May 24 2:57am
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