hip replacement.

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toneranger started the topic in Wednesday, 27 May 2020 at 5:57pm

Hi all,
I am 67,been surfing for around 50 years,and am now staring down the barrell at a full hip replacement on my left side.Speaking to the specialist was a bit of an eye opener ,regarding what you can and can't do after the procedure.Actually coming away from the interview a little depressed as regards my surfing future.Can anyone who has had the procedure or knows of anyone else's recovery and subsequent surfing life post procedure enlighten me about my possible surfing future.Please don't tell me about exercises etc. to stay in the water,as I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my left hip about ten years ago,and have kept the surgeon's knife at bay by religiously attending pilates sessions at a physio and home every day. Dday has now arrived.

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KevinHardwick commented Wednesday, 27 May 2020 at 7:12pm

Laird Hamilton..Anthony Mundine...Glen Casey( i think)..Albee Layer..and me at some stage in the future have all had some sort of hip work...
keep strong and thin

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KevinHardwick commented Wednesday, 27 May 2020 at 7:12pm

and Richie Lovett

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unclethirsy commented Thursday, 28 May 2020 at 3:02pm

Tone.. have a look here, all is not lost been there done that, back surfing, good uplifting stuff here:- https://surfingafterhipreplacement.wordpress.com/vistors-stories/ .. any Q's just ask.

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toneranger commented Friday, 29 May 2020 at 4:03pm

thanks kevin and unclethirsty,feeling way more positive

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Solitude commented Friday, 29 May 2020 at 6:31pm

Mate I was in Hawaii a couple of years ago. Was out at 10 foot Sunset and none other than Barton Lynch was out. Great bloke, great chat.
What’s more, bombs were coming through that I was paddling for the horizon and he was swinging and going.
To add to this, he’s had a hip replacement. (I even think may’ve had a pacemaker or some kind of heart procedure too).

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Vic Local commented Friday, 29 May 2020 at 6:42pm

Barton had a reputation of being a bit of a burner in his younger years. I've had a couple of surfs with him, and he's been super chill in the water. Really friendly and he gets a kick out of seeing others getting great waves. He still surfs really smoothly too.

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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toneranger commented Monday, 1 Jun 2020 at 8:12pm

Thanks solitude

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Gregmac commented Saturday, 13 Jun 2020 at 10:15pm

I’m 55, and had a full hip replacement 3 years ago. I could bearly pop up because of the osteo arthritis before I had it replaced. I had it done the anterior method which is a far quicker recovery as the surgery isn’t as invasive, you are full weight bearing the day after surgery.
Now I don’t even know it’s ever been done, no side effects or limitations to my surfing whatsoever.
Though beware at the airport it does set of the alarm as you pass through to metal detector.

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toneranger commented Monday, 15 Jun 2020 at 6:50pm

Wow, that's great news gregmac.will be def getting it done soon.really appreciate the reply

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unclethirsy commented Tuesday, 16 Jun 2020 at 2:31pm

yeah tone, get it done asap!..STARTWORKING ON YOUR FITNESS NOW!!...it really helps with recovery. Do what DR tells u to do & don't rush your return to surfing!! or you"ll be back to where u started. You'll be right to go by the time this covid shite is over, possibly berforhand. lol. Get a cheap LB or big foamie for when u get back to surf.