// Hmm, you may be mobile right after surgery but wouldn't a year's bone
> growth make the bond even stronger? Unless the bone is pliable and
> they can mechanically force it into the prosthesis pores.//
Sure, the bone/prosthesis bond continually strengthens until it peaks
out at ~ 1 year. The rate of ingrowth is fastest in the very
beginning and gradually diminishes until it's fully complete at ~ 1
Of course at the same time, you're not going to be as active in the
first 3, 6, 12 etc weeks as you might be 1 yr post-op.....
you won't be able to. Your muscles will be doing a lot of healing
post op and will simply limit you from doing too much....
Unless you have some bone-grafting or some other condition that
concerns Dr. Gross, you'll be full weight-bearing immediately post-op
with either a cemented or a cementless resurf. This doesn't mean
however, that you're going to be able to run up and down the hallways
the day after surgery.....
quite a bit.
Gross cemented R-Biomet 12Jul06
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