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I want to get rid of my crutches and cane
December 20, 2012
8:59 am
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I am 12 weeks out after getting a

revision due to a stryker hip replacement recall.

I used a walker and crutches for

the first 5 weeks and a cane since. For the first 8 weeks, it is the most struggling

part which I couldn’t exercise the abductor muscles because of what they had to

do to get the part out. I tried to walk alone without crutches and cane but it

takes time even when walking inside my home. I feel so sick and uncomfortable

every single moment because of the pain as well.

I am really concerned when should I

get rid of my crutches and cane. I read from other sites that some patients

were struggling from too much pain because of these devices which has been

reported with a high failure rate. Many patients file for stryker hip lawsuit against the manufacturer to claim for their


Anyone with similar experience? Any

advice is much appreciated.  

December 20, 2012
7:14 pm
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Is there a way for you to undergo physical therapy instead? if it's possible then maybe you can go ahead and give it a try. You can always ask for a second opinion if there are other ways in which you will not use crutches or cane in order for you to recover.

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