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Old 07-22-2006, 06:35 AM   #4
Elliot Royce
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For what it's worth, I had both my hips resurfaced and that leads to a temporary higher risk of femoral head fracture. So I would imagine my protocol would have some relevance. I was told not to lift anything heavier than 50lbs for 6 months. For the first 6 weeks, nothing more rigorous than walking and stretching. After that, body weight and light weights.

I did a lot of pool work. That was great because a) you lighten the load and b) you slow down the movement and prevent unintentional high impact.

It sounds like you don't need such an extended rehab but I suspect the lesson I learned of not trying to do too much too soon still applies. Your body will heal itself and you will be better placed to hit it hard when you've healed up.
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