A member asked:

I must have left hip replaced. but must lose 30+lbs. the pain is exponentially worse, w/swelling of groin & hip, horrible popping and incontinence. i cant walk with out at least walker-mostly wheelchair. surgeon wont see me till i lose. is this ok?

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

This is pretty standard. The surgeon doesn't wan the replacement to fail because you are too heavy or too non-compliant with rehab to make it a success. You must be a participant in any treatment or it does no good to start it.

Answered Mar 25, 2023

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