--- In surfacehippy@
> Greetings fellow Hipsters:
> I need help making a decision. I'm 5 months post op; right hip
> resurfaced with Biomet's ReCap. Things are going well...but not as
> fast as I would like or anticipated. My surgeon, Dr. Sheinkop, has
> stated "no restrictions" but I have not seen him since 3-months post
> op nor have I asked about snow skiing. I walk easily but still have
> some...maybe more than some...weakness in my groin on the resurfaced
> side. I play racketball better than pre-op but not nearly back to my
> best. Walking is not a problem but I'm still very uncomfortable when
> I try jogging.
> My predicament.
> snow skiing in Utah (something I have never done). My friends have
> assured me we'll stay on easy slops. I think I can do it...but I'm
> afraid I'll get out there and find it impossible (no chance to try it
> locally, I live on the great Indiana plains). I'd love to hear if
> anyone else tried snow skiing this soon after resurfacing.
> I'm in my late 50's, pretty active and have some, but not a lot,
> skiing experience.
> I appreciate your thoughts...this group has been wonderful for me.
> Biomet ReCap/right hip
> Dr. Sheinkop-8/14/
I read your post and Im impressed with the fact you want to ski @ 5
months post op.I would first call the Dr's assistant and ask her to
have him call or pass on a message giving you the go ahead before
getting off a chairlift.You mentioned your playing racquetball,
puts tremendous strain as you know on the hips so i would believe that
skiing would be fine as well.I have snowboarded 40 days this winter
after 6 months post op acl reconstruction of the knee in may 07.I will
have hip resurface in june 08 and expect to be able to snowboard the
coming winter as well im 47.
I saw go for it buddy its only a 2 day trip
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