Hi, I'm Linda789! I'm having a hip replacement + worried about using frame/crutches after.
Hi there I had a stroke 27 years ago at the age of 38. I have now developed arthritis in my left hip (the affected side) and have been advised I need a hip replacement. I cannot use my left arm and am weak down the left side but can walk quite well on even surfaces wearing supportive footwear. I have been told by a pre-assessment physio at a private hospital that I am at high risk of falling so have been referred to an NHS hospital for the surgery ( same surgeon). I am full of trepidation as I understand that one needs to use a frame or crutches straight after surgery. The frame might be a possibility with some degree of difficulty but crutches obviously not as I can only use one hand. Has anyone in a similar position had this surgery and if so, could you tell me how you managed? I would really appreciate discussing this with someone. Hope to hear from someone soon.