6 months post surgery, let the running begin!

My RTHR was April 2017, Corin Mini-hip (ceramic on poly) anterior approach.  Surgery was uncomplicated and recovery was normal, ie up on first day, released on second day, bi-lateral assist for first 2 weeks, after two weeks begin no impact exercise.  I have a Octane Fitness zero runner at home as well as regular elliptical.  The zero runner is awesome!  During my recovery from about 6 weeks on I have been putting in an hour every day.  My biggest issue has been trying to get the muscles and tendons back into shape – had about 9mm added to right side, which tendons are still not happy about.  The other issue is the thigh numbness, which is still considerable.  This is more annoying than anything else.  A week ago I had my 6 month follow-up with xray (yes I was a week early!).  Everything looked good and I was released for full activity including impact.  Of course with a “caveat” – we don’t want you running for your main source of exercise.  Yes I understand but also the reason that I had the surgery was to run again and take advantage of being active while I can, and I also agree that I will, take it easy and use other forms of exercise so as to take good care of my hip.  I ran the next day, one mile, nice easy pace and it was great to be running again.  Rested a day then a 1.5 mile run.  Rested a day and a 3.1 mile run, now on second day of rest.  I run because I enjoy it and I plan and hope to continue as long as possible!

Zimmer Biomet Forever Hip

Hi, I am still trying to decide what hip to get?? I prefer anterior approach. So far I have one local Surgeon that uses Anterior and prefers DePuy Corail. I plan to visit a Surgeon that will see if Croin Minihip is an option. Lastly I am intrigued by the Zimmer Biomet Forever Hip. Okay maybe it is because they are marketing it as the forever hip but I a wrong for prefering not to do this more than once? Any runners out there running on a Zimmer Biomet Forever Hip or Corin Mini or Depuy Corail for that matter? Also wondering about Smith and Nephew Verilast Hip?

Congenital Hip Dysplasia

Haven’t run since February & definitely missing it.  Last year’s training and my first Marathon seems to have been the final blow to a right hip with congenital hip dysplasia.   My current challenge is that, although MRI shows bone on bone and I do have pain it is manageable but preventing me from running and some activity.  I have been exercising on my elliptical typically managing 25 miles per week.  I am targeting May 2016 for THR – hoping to have new running experiences post THR!