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Can You Do Situps After Hip Replacements
When comfortable: As soon as you are comfortable and probably around the time you are no longer using a cane should be safe for elliptical - as long as you knew how to use the elliptical before surgery. If you haven't used an elliptical before, then check with your surgeon first. ...Read more
After total hip replacement, what should be the exercises to do to rehabilitate? Would you recommend water exercises? How much time after surgery?
Varies: You would want to check with your surgeon. Most of the time you do need to limit your activities to some degree, particularly if you have a press fit hip in which bony ingrowth is needed to provide long term stability of the implant. For a period of time you also need to be careful not to put yourself in a position in which you might dislocate your hip. Thank you for the question. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Slowly: Typically, hip reconstruction refers to hip replacement. If that is the case, most surgeons have different protocols on weight bearing and resumption of different activities. In the first six months, it is possible to over-do things and potentially cause a problem to your implant. My best advice is to check with your surgeon and closely follow those instructions to ensure your best result. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below please: 1-quadriceps sets tighten your thigh muscle. Try to straighten your knee. Hold for 5 to 10 seconds. 2-straight leg raises 3-ankle pumps 4-knee straightening exercises 5-bed-supported knee bends 6-sitting supported knee bends 7-sitting unsupported knee bends 7-walking 8-stair climbing and descending 9-standing knee bends 10-sted knee bends 11-exercycling you could find detail on this web site. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How could you know if you have dislocated your prosthetic hip joint after hip replacement surgery?
Any and all: Once you've been released to activity by your surgeon, probably one to three weeks, based on technique , you'll have no restrictions. You'll be able to do any sport or activity, tempering your enthusiasm by your level of residual soreness. The purpose of hernia repair is to return you to full and unrestricted activity. Good luck. ...Read more
At home or center: Hip replacement rehabilitation begins in the hospital shortly after hip surgery. Continued rehab may then continue at home with the proper home nursing rehab team or in a rehabilation center. See which your surgeon prefers and your insurance covers. Don't cut corners on this type of procedure only to develop problems years later. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably: The goal is to increase ambulation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sore 1-2 wks: I tell my patients to take it easy for the first 3-4 days, elevate to heart level, ice a lot and limited walking around for the first week so that it doesn't swell early on. Pain can be moderate first week. Generally much better 2nd weeks pretty good by week 3-4. I inject cortisone week 4-6 if not significantly better. ...Read more
Preop hip : Eat healthy, don't go on a diet, stop smoking if you smoke, get your blood levels checked and treat any underlying anemia, have yourself checked for staphylococcus colonization and get decolonized as needed, use hibiclens wipes, clean up your house to make sure its safe when you get home. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Improved pain!: Everyone progresses differently after surgery. For the most part, patients transition from a walker to a cane by 2 to 4 weeks after surgery. Hip precautions are removed by 6 weeks. Return to driving and work between 4-6 weeks. Contact your doctor to learn more! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a specialist: The first thing you should do is talk to your orthopaedic surgeon and tell him or her the problem you are having. If you are unable to get the answers you need there, you need to seek a 2nd opinion. Find an orthopaedic surgeon, who specializes in adult reconstruction. University health systems are a good place to start. You'll need new x-rays and an infection work-up for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more
An artificial hip: The hip joint consists of a ball and socket formed of bone and cartilage. The diseased bone is removed and a new ball and socket, usually made out of metal and plastic is inserted surgically. The new hip, while mechanical, works in a manner very close to a normal hip joint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: Some patients experience a local tissue reactionto the metal on metal implant not seen with other implant combinations. Other patients can have pain due to metal debri esp. If there is damage to the polished surface. All hip replacemens can hurt from loosening, infection and stress reactions to name a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Hip replacement usually for arthritis which is more common in people in their 80s. Age is less important than general health. Many articles have been written describing excellent results in patients up into their 90s. You should have a cardiology evasluation, but if you are in good health and unable to do what you want to do because of hip pain, then hip replacement is reasonable. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Better materials: The surgical procedure hasn't changed much. Both the anterior and posterior approaches work very well. The prosthetic designs are not changing much. The new technology is in the materials; in particular the plastic. The new plastic is stronger and wears less. This allows the use of bigger femoral heads which helps reduce the risk of dislocation ...Read more
Yes: Unfortunately, hip replacement can become loose or wear out with time. While most last decades, some need to be redone much sooner. Almost all hips can be revised if necessary, but the surgery is more complex and often doesn't come out as well as the first time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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