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Discussion: hip replacement

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June 4, 2011
pitcher55
Men's 55
130 posts
hip replacement
anyone playing with both hips replaced? i'm doing fine with one done. needing other one done.need to know if i will be able to run good enough to keep playing.
June 4, 2011
ALLPRO
43 posts
I had one replaced Dec. 2007 and one in January 2009. Just now getting my legs under me. I had complications (c-diff, almost died) and MERSA. Didn't help that I gained 40 pounds while recovering. I am playing again (catch/AH), but until I drop the weight running is still difficult.

Don't know your size or weight but you must keep your weight under control as it greatly affects the stress on your new hips; do the rehab faithfully and I believe you will be ok to run again, but rounding the bases with any kind of speed will be a challenge. Good Luck!
June 4, 2011
pitcher55
Men's 55
130 posts
allpro,thanks for the info.don't know what c-diff and mersa is,but sure don't sound good.once that went away,how long did it take you to get full speed and did you loose any based on how you ran before? my weight is very good.
June 5, 2011
ALLPRO
43 posts
Never going to be full speed again (I was never fast anyway). I was 62 when this all started. If you are younger, lighter and otherwise in good shape you should regain at least 85% of your speed, but sorry to say running will never be a "strength" in your overall game again.
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