SI Medical advise

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by LazyE, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. LazyE

    LazyE Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2014
    Not to be insulting but seems like there are a few of us old dogs on here so have any of ya''ll had a hip replacement and if so how soon after could you surf? SI medical advise is welcomed. Been out the water for 6 weeks & it's killing me. Right femor bone is no longer round at the top. I gotta do it sometime soon according to the doc.
  2. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    ashton was out for almost a year i think when he had his done.

  3. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
  4. waterbaby

    waterbaby Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2012
  5. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    My buddy blew his shoulders out riding motorcross and skating, and he couldn't put his arm over his head with out it catching. He has a pool at home, and he can breast stoke but can't paddle a board. he tows his hydrofoil behind a jet skii to stay rad.

    He started drinking lots of milk a couple months ago,now,he can swim freestyle and credits the calcium for rebuilding his bone at the end. Ya' never know. He hasn't been able to paddle in years. Now he is all gung ho on terrorizing the new locals as soon as we get good waves. I don't know if I believe him, but he seems pretty sure and showed me his paddling form to prove it.

    So there may be hope without surgery. If you need it, orthos are really advanced nowadays. My Mom got her's done and she moves around fine - she is 78, so her shredding days were.... never. LOL. Hope you heal well.
  6. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    Not to sure as I'm only 27 and the only problem i have with hips is if i don't stretch. But i will say this, in light of what sisurfdogg said, look for alternatives to surgery. Do some research. No matter what the injury is, i believe it's smart to use surgery as a last resort and look for other less invasive alternatives.

    Good luck with the hip old guy
  7. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    The only experience I've had was with my Dad. He was 85 in 2015 when he had partial hip replacement due to a broken hip caused by a fall in the backyard. The surgery itself healed fine, but the shock to his system from the surgery and the effects of anesthesia resulted in the accelerated onset of dementia. He gradually wasted away in a wheelchair at a nursing home and died 14 months later, March 2016. He was a strong, active, and very intelligent man, and it was rough seeing him go out this way.