Shooting after a hip replacement?

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  1. Shaqa

    Shaqa New Member

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    Morning all,
    As the title suggests, I'd to know from anyone what its like to shoot (FT) after they (or someone they know) has had a hip replacement?
    Can the shooter still get into the positions needed? How long did it take to get back into some form of competence again etc etc?

    Thanks
     
  2. holly

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    From what i am told the dodgy bit is getting into a good kneeling position ( could pop out ). i think i would just do Open class , IE all sitting ??? HOLLY:):)
     
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    still shooting

    had operation on my neck with two of my discs fused together...left me with a dead right leg from the knee down...I was back shooting two weeks later...depends on your mind set...give it a try...nothing to lose.:)
     
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    not true holly, its just an excuse made by people to fool the BFTA into letting them take their kneelers sitting down.
    in answer to the OP question, i was out of hospital in three days, and back doing FT that weekend.
    i bled out a bit through the stapling but that was due to my jeans catching on the staples and ripping some out.
    modern hips are pretty good and ready to work immediately, with only the wound healing time and general pain (from having your femur sawn in half) holding you back.
    if you live a cautious life then give it a fortnight and wait for the staples to come out, if not make sure you have the op on a monday/tueseday as i did and you will be back competing by the weekend.
    atb.
    rich.
    forgot to say, dont elevate your leg too much above 90deg to your torso as you can risk popping it out (which hurts), but saying that i stepped from a low branch on a tree once and left my THR leg on the branch and ended up with my knee in my mouth but the hip didnt dislocate.
    hth.
     
  5. Nibor

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    Hip replacement

    To the guy from New Zealand I would strongly advise you to take no notice of information given here you will not be over cautious but extremely sensible to not sit or kneel to shoot for at least twelve weeks after the op once a hip dislocates it is prone to always dislocate just ask your surgeon. having a hip replaced is not only a major op but also a major decision and the last thing you want to do is screw it up how do I know I'm currently 9 weeks into recovery and I still would not feel comfortable sitting in a ft position you must not have torso to leg angle below 90 degrees and an ft position puts your legs into this forbidden zone.
     
  6. Shaqa

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    I know taking the surgeons advice is paramount and not mucking things up by prematurely going too far is to be at the forefront of any decisions.
    My surgeon has advised all of the FT positions will be able to be achieved as the recovery process continues and strength grows.
    I believe certain physio therapy and swimming speeds the process.
    Anyway after just two weeks of my LH THR the progress is noticeable daily. Can't wait to get in some rifle time now!!!
    Thanks for your responses
     
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    Hip replacement

    Totally agree I have meticulously stck to my exercise programn and have to say having my hip replaced has been a total success. Believe as well recovery depends on type of hip replaced if cemented or not mine is uncemented so am aware that muscle is required to recover to help hold hip in place. Have found walking to be the best exercise and hope to be shooting again mid March best of luck with yours.
     
  8. rick

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    I shoot with someone who has had a hip replacement, It took him sometime to get back to being able to assume the positions, but he manages. He can still miss as good as the rest of us.:D
     
  9. Shaqa

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    Cheers rick......great to know your shooting mate still misses as well lol.sounds as though I'll be back to normal in no time
     
  10. RobF

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    Hi Shaqa,

    Sorry your PM got buried.

    The other half has had a hip op, but this isn't the normal one, so the recovery times are totally different to the more common one and so we're not familiar with those. If you look up hip PAO you'll see the difference.

    Her back is a lot better though! :D
     
  11. Shaqa

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    Cheers Rob, I'll look that up.
    All the best for your 'your other half' recovery. I know my recovery has seen very noticeable improvements daily since the op.
     
  12. Chris Coombes

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    I must say mate your my HERO,what a geezer you are.
    ATB to you swede head.


    Chris
     
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    what dopper does not tell you is how he got it ? 134 mph on his bike into the side of a car .turning right . car left on it's side , dopper left a bit bent so to speak . never does things by halves does dopper ??? HOLLY:):D
     
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    I know how he done it Holly,but he's still my Hero :D
     
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    Hmmmm

    dop has got some good stories , most to rude to tell .BUT my fave was when he had 500 cc two stroke . might have been a Gamma . anyway there he is in the high street coming up to the lights , where two likely young ladies are waiting to cross . plenty of front brake see's a lovely stoppie up on the front wheel to the line and a big grin for the ladies . BUT the stoppie goes justr that bit to far and CRASH over it goes . with dop still doing his best grin for the ladies on his back . ah well . you cannot win em all ??? HOLLY:):D
     

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