After Indo Board Man walked around the halls of the hospital, it was time to do his exercises. The therapist was happy he had been doing the exercises pre surgery.
After his therapy session, Indo Board Man reflected on the day post surgery.
More on day two post op next!
Indo Board Man had his first physical therapy session at 7pm, 7 hours after his hip replacement. Check out the videos of his first time standing and walking on his new hip.
Indo Board Man was feeling little pain as the doctor injected a steroid medication during the operation that was still in effect. Indo Board Man was ready and raring to go! He reported no pain and an immediate ease to walking with the problems of the osteoarthritic femoral head gone!
He walked 200 feet before the therapist turned him around and walked him back to the room. The therapist was impressed with the smooth movement of muscles in the legs as Indo Board Man was describing the problems prior to surgery. The advantages of the “Anterior Approach” became reality as there was no pain caused by muscles being cut.
So far so good!
Indo Board Man’s surgery lasted about 2 hours and he spent several hours in post op waiting for a room to open up. The doctor gave him these x-rays of the finished procedure. This procedure was the Anterior approach which means the incision was at the front of the hip. This is the most advanced method for a total hip replacement because there is no cutting of the muscles. The hip is accessed by going in between two muscles without any cutting of the support muscles which makes for a much faster recovery. The ‘spike’ is titanium and carefully positioned inside the femur to support the new ball and precisely fit into the new socket of titanium and plastic.
Here is the new bionic hip and below is a picture of the new hip with the resurfaced hip. The surgeon aligned the left hip with the right resurfaced hip. The zipper is how the doctor gained access to the hip…just kidding! Hahaha! The 2010 resurfacing was a “posterior approach” which means they come in from the back of the hip with a much larger incision and cutting of the gluteous maximus in order to access the femoral head. The hospital stay in 2010 was 4 nights and required lots of pain meds to recover. This time was completely different with 1 nights stay in the hospital and a minimum of pain meds.
While waiting in post op, he helped himself to a few popsicles. That was his first food since dinner the night before and the popsicles were most welcome at 2 pm after the surgery.
After spending several hours in post op, he finally had a room.
He caught up on all the happenings and well wishes from his facebook friends while waiting for the physical therapist to arrive. At least his room had a nice view.
Check back for Indo Board Man’s first therapy session!
Olympic Skier, Lindsey Vonn, has a fun workout with her dear sister, Laura Kildow.
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In this issue: Brand Ambassador Suzie Cooney, SURF HAPPENS Surf Shop, The INDO BOARD Yin Yang, SUP athletes Koen Dehaeck and Steve Milsch, Brand Ambassador Georgina Shaffer, Team Riders Trinity Lewis and Jim Barrett, and INDO BOARD Enthusiast Lindsey Vonn.
Come see why we think INDO BOARD team rider and Brand Ambassador, Suzie Cooney, is the definition of a strong, intelligent, and beautiful woman!
INDO BOARD Man, Hunter Joslin, stopped by good friends, Chris and Jenny Keet’s newly opened Surf Happens Surf Shop located in Carpinteria, California! They run the largest and most successful surf school in the Santa Barbara area and is the first surf school that INDO BOARD sponsored, and the collaboration continues after 20 years. Drop in and check out their spring camps, private and group lessons and learn to surf today.
The INDO BOARD Yin Yang design by artist, Drew Brophy, was specifically created for Indo Board. The original painting hangs in the home of INDO BOARD founder, Hunter Joslin.
All INDO BOARD Yin Yang combinations are on sale this month at a special 10% OFF.
Challenge, INDO BOARD athletes! Squat with a weighted ball held in front of you. Keep your INDO BOARD as level as possible at all times. Do your best to keep your upper body from not breaking forward at the waist. Come back up and pass the ball to your partner. SUP athletes Koen Dehaeck and Steve Milsch show us how! See their video here.
When you can’t practice SUP yoga because of inclement weather or because of time restraints, practice SUP Yoga indoors on the Indo Yoga Board with Brand Ambassador, Georgina Shaffer at Azul SUP Yoga. Hope to see you there!
DATES: March 16th – April 13th. No class April 6.
April 20th – May 18th.
This will make you smile! In this video, team rider Trinity Lewis shows us how to run up a tree, backflip, and land on your INDO BOARD PRO.
For more fun and instructional video tutorials, follow Trinity at his Youtube Channel.
Happy and Healthy April to you!