| | Running after hip replacement
I am new to this forum, and looking for some advice/encouraging information. I am 51 years old, and have always been quite active. I am a high school and college basketball official, working 50-75 games each season. I keep myself in pretty good shape year round; I stand 6-2", and weigh about 210.
Two weeks ago, my doctor informed me that the pain in my right thigh is the result of arthritis in my hip joint. He tells me a replacement is likely.
I have heard that with new technology, etc., there are procedures which can be done after which I will still be able to officiate basketball. I don't expect to be a marathoner, or even to run on a daily basis year-round. I just want to be able to use the bike, eliptical, etc. to stay in shape during the off-season, and then run on the court from November through early March. If I can't expect that sort of result, I may just deal with the pain until the joint is totally shot.
Have any of you had this sort of success after a THR? What type of procedure did you undergo, and what sort of prosthesis was implanted? Are there alternatives?
Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.