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Hip Replacement and getting in and out.... #580241
07/06/19 04:28 PM
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North of Stamford, UK
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Hi
Thought I would ask the TM Massive....
Lady HB is unfortunately likely to need her left hip replaced in the coming months (v shortly after I have ankle surgery for a laugh which will lay me up for 3 months). One of the concerns (of course I have played down the significance) is future mobility for her as a passenger getting in and out of Florence. It is already a twist and shove action to manage this operation....with diplomacy on my part 😇.
Does anyone on here have a hip replacement or a partner/passenger with a left one done? If so, how do they cope with the Moggie? From a physical perspective (we have been told in no small detail about the risk of dislocation due to twisting) are they still actually able to get in and out? Is there a special method for the mount/dismount (yes I am still talking about the Morgan).
Many thanks in advance for any (realistic n honest) words of reassurance that you can provide for both of us as she still is keen to be able to join me in our travels (as of course am I).
HB


Awaiting Plus Four, prev 110 Plus 4 - “Florence”
Tesla Model 3 AWD LR - “Ernie”
A3 S Line
Re: Hip Replacement and getting in and out.... [Re: HeadlessBlue] #580255
07/06/19 05:47 PM
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I have no first hand experience of this HB but we bought MIL one of these when she found difficulty in the swivel area, this may remove pressure on the hip area. swivel turntable
Good luck to both of you and hope none of this impinges on your shared Morgan enjoyment.


Regards Richard

1999 Indigo Blue +8
2009 4/4 Sport Green prev
1994 Connaught Green +8 prev





Re: Hip Replacement and getting in and out.... [Re: HeadlessBlue] #580269
07/06/19 06:33 PM
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dear friend i had a hip replacement about two years ago . after 40 days from the operation i was driving my morgan..no problem at all ciao Vittorio

Re: Hip Replacement and getting in and out.... [Re: vittorio] #580270
07/06/19 06:36 PM
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Grazie amici mio
HB


Awaiting Plus Four, prev 110 Plus 4 - “Florence”
Tesla Model 3 AWD LR - “Ernie”
A3 S Line
Re: Hip Replacement and getting in and out.... [Re: +8Rich] #580271
07/06/19 06:37 PM
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Thanks Richard
Has she used it in the Morgan perchance- looks like a great idea?
HB


Awaiting Plus Four, prev 110 Plus 4 - “Florence”
Tesla Model 3 AWD LR - “Ernie”
A3 S Line
Re: Hip Replacement and getting in and out.... [Re: HeadlessBlue] #580292
07/06/19 07:51 PM
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HB, yes she has she is 92 and loves it.


Regards Richard

1999 Indigo Blue +8
2009 4/4 Sport Green prev
1994 Connaught Green +8 prev





Re: Hip Replacement and getting in and out.... [Re: +8Rich] #580293
07/06/19 07:54 PM
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She sounds like a top lady!!!! Lady HB is now investigating that seat with more interest....
Thanks Rich 👍
HB


Awaiting Plus Four, prev 110 Plus 4 - “Florence”
Tesla Model 3 AWD LR - “Ernie”
A3 S Line
Re: Hip Replacement and getting in and out.... [Re: HeadlessBlue] #580294
07/06/19 07:57 PM
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I had both hips replaced within one year - there was not the faintest problems getting in and out of the Morgan, 3 or 4 Wheeler. Of course, some caution is needed especially when the hood is up. I can imagine the feelings of your wife and you, I was also very uncertain whether I could ever drive any of my morgans after surgery. Follow the advice of your phycisian and of the ergotherapeut that will train you or your wife after surgery.
My original hipjoints never were as flexible and reliable as the replacements.
Good luck for surgery!


Karl
Life is hard in the mountains

2009 silver +4, 2013 red C4P, 2014 yellow M3W gone to a new owner
Re: Hip Replacement and getting in and out.... [Re: HeadlessBlue] #580299
07/06/19 08:12 PM
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One more thought: normally you are advised not to sit too low (height more than 60cm depending on the length of your legs) for 3 to 6 weeks - this is the period when it is likely to ruin your new hip joints if you do not follow the advice. Afterwards your joints should be reliable.


Karl
Life is hard in the mountains

2009 silver +4, 2013 red C4P, 2014 yellow M3W gone to a new owner
Re: Hip Replacement and getting in and out.... [Re: HeadlessBlue] #580310
07/06/19 09:44 PM
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I have had a right hip replacement since 1996. Being a LHD car it is a matter of getting my right leg in first and then slide my rear into the seat before lifting in my left leg. With to top down I often sort of stand on the crossmember in front of the seat and then slide down the seat back letting my legs slide into the foot well.

Getting in with the top up is a matter of getting my right leg in and partially on the seat then bending almost double to get my head and torso in. Once I can get my backside in I can get my left leg in as normal. Getting out is a reverse of the above.

I am 6ft tall and was once slim. I now have a bit of a paunch wine eat


Peter

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