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How complicated is the recovery for double hip replacement surgery?

How complicated is the recovery for double hip replacement surgery?

Not easy: Obviously there are potential complications
from a medical point of view.
The recovery for a hip replacement takes
several months to decrease pain, increase
motion, increase strength and gradually
normalize your gait.
After this procedure, one can improve for
6-12 months afterward
I would suggest doing only one side at a time due to the extensive surgery and
recovery. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Hip Replacement (Definition)

Total hip replacement: surgery in which the diseased ball and socket of the hip joint are completely removed and replaced with artificial materials. A metal ball with a stem (a prosthesis) is inserted into the femur (thigh bone) and an artificial plastic cup socket is placed in the acetabulum (a "cup-shaped" ...Read more


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What is hip recovery time after getting a hip replacement surgery?

What is hip recovery time after getting a hip replacement surgery?

4 to 6 weeks: All depend upon what kind of prosthesis is used and what surgical approach. The mallority of the time now you can get out of bed the followind day of the surgery and start ambulation with a walker and in 2 to 3 weeks can graduate to a 4 prone cane, pt is usually helpful and you can be independent in 2 months. ...Read more

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Recovery after hip replacement surgery is relatively short, correct?

Recovery after hip replacement surgery is relatively short, correct?

Yes: Recovery from hip replacement is short involving assisted walking, falls prevention, and general strengthening. The leg may hurt and swell for a few weeks after surgery, so pushing it too fast is unwise. In general, though, mobility returns quickly. ...Read more

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Which type of recovery should I expect after hip replacement surgery?

Excellent: When arthritis or other problem leads to deterioration of the hip, pain is interfering with activities of daily living, and conservative care isn't working, then a hip replacement is a good surgical option. It can be done from the front or back and 95% do well. Risks include infection, instability, limb length discrepancy, nerve damage, and blood clots, but these are infrequent (<5%). Most do well. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for hip replacement surgery? What is the usual recovery time for hip replacement surgery?

What is the recovery time for hip replacement surgery? What is the usual recovery time for hip replacement surgery?

Depends: The type of hip surgery will dictate. The type of implant and approach affect the recovery as well. Anterior approach returns to function faster about 2 weeks vs posterior which can take 6 weeks or more. ...Read more

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How to avoid double hip replacement surgery after a person gets the first one?

How to avoid double hip replacement surgery after a person gets the first one?

Lose weight: Depends on a lot of factors. Weight loss is helpful. Avoid excess pounding (running, tennis, etc) don't get older! . ...Read more

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Does being double-jointed affect the sucess of hip replacement surgery?

Does being double-jointed affect the sucess of hip replacement surgery?

Ligament laxity: If the joint goes beyond the acceptable range of motion for its stability, as it can with ligament laxity, it can be more prone to dislocate. ...Read more

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How soon after hip replacement can I have another surgery like liposuction? I can't have the lipo first due to emergency hip replace needed

How soon after hip replacement can I have another surgery like liposuction? I can't have the lipo first due to emergency hip replace needed

6 months: At least 6 months. The person you want to ask that question is the orthopedic surgeon doing the hip replacement. He/she should make the call. Also, the ortho doc will probably cover you with antibiotics to prevent infection of the hip replacement. Also, make sure the liposuction doc knows about the hip replacement. ...Read more

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What is hip replacement surgery for?

Hip replacement : Tha is primarily done for painful deformity from irregular hip ball and socket. Arthritis, trauma, avn, scfe, perthes, among other developmental diseases can be the culprit. ...Read more

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Tell me about hip replacement surgery?

Tell me about hip replacement surgery?

I will: T h r is a surgery done to eliminate the pain from the hip sequence to arthritis; the hip joint is ball and socket joint. Usually the socket cover by polyethylene and the thigh-bone (femur replaced) by metal prosthesis, usually the result is very good and the surgery is easy to do. ...Read more

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How expensive is a hip replacement surgery?

How expensive is a hip replacement surgery?

Insurance covers: Price differs in different parts of the country. There is also cost of hospitalization and anesthesia and rehab. Get insurance. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a hip replacement surgery?

How dangerous is a hip replacement surgery?

Generally safe: Hip replacement surgery is a common and safe operation but does have risks. Risks include medical complications (blood clots, stroke, etc), anesthetic complications, and surgical complications (infection, dislocation, nerve or blood vessel injury, fracture, leg length discrepancy). A careful pre operative assessment should be made for each invididual patient to understand and manage the risks. ...Read more

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Will a hip replacement surgery be a big help?

Will a hip replacement surgery be a big help?

I think a lot: Depends upon why you are considering the surgery, what your current level of pain and disability is and what your goals are. These are questions that anyone considering joint replacement or any surgical procedure for an arthritis related issue must ask. 37 brings in an extra set of factors as most 37 year olds will expect to have a life expectancy that exceeds the projected survival of the joint. ...Read more

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How does hip replacement surgery usually work?

Very well!: Seriously, hip replacement refers the procedure in which the "ball and socket" are replaced with a metal and plastic prosthesis. The surgery is done over 300, 000/year in the USA alone and the results are excellent. The recovery is relatively quick and the relief is almost immediate for many. ...Read more

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What to do about hip replacement surgery question.?

What to do about hip replacement surgery question.?

Pain relief: The primary indication for hip replacement surgery is pain relief. I would caution a young person to strongly consider non-surgical management, but it is difficult to make recommendations without reviewing any imaging studies that may be available. ...Read more

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How do you know when to do hip replacement surgery?

Personal choice: Hip replacement surgery is an elective surgical procedure. Your doctor can tell you are a candidate based on your symptoms and hip xray. People respond differently to pain and physical limitations from hip arthritis. I tell my patients that either the pain or the disability will be severe enough, to them, to ask for the surgery. Not everyone wants surgery, and lives with the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it true that hip replacement surgery that painful?

Is it true that hip replacement surgery that painful?

It depends: If you are comparing it to a knee replacement or a shoulder replacement then the answer is "no it is probably not that painful." however, the length of recovery is quite dependent on other variables, including patient factors, surgical factors and postop therapy factors that may make the experience more or less painful. ...Read more

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What are possible risks from hip replacement surgery?

Notable risks: Blood clot — in legs or lungs
infection
fracture of femur
loosening or wear of the implant over time (think of your new hip like tires on your car, more miles = less time that they last)
nerve injury
bleeding
change in leg length. ...Read more

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Do broken femurs make you need hip replacement surgery?

Do broken femurs make you need hip replacement surgery?

Sometimes: A replacement is used when the upper portion of the femur is broken and out of place and usually reserved for older patients. Younger patients would have the fracture fixed and watch it for late complications like arthritis or collapse. ...Read more

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When should someone get revision hip-replacement surgery?

When old THA fails.: Depending on when the hip was replaced and what was used, THAs will usually last for quite a while. However, THAs do fail. When they do fail, the symptoms may include pain, instability, or inability to walk. There may be grinding, clicking, or other similar symptoms. If you have a concern, please see your orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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Exercises to eliminate limp after hip replacement surgery?

Physical therapy: A good physical therapist is as good as gold after this type of surgery. Ask you surgeon for a referral. ...Read more

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Is there assistance for paying for hip replacement surgery?

See below: If you have health insurance, this should cover most of the cost. Depending on the insurance that you have, you may have some responsibility for part of the cost. The billing department in your doctors office should be able to answer these questions for you before an operation. ...Read more

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Normally, how long would the pain after the hip replacement surgery?

Varies: Most total hip patients experience significant pain relief very soon after surgery. It is not uncommon though for a patient to need occasional pain medication for a few weeks after surgery. Individual pain thresholds vary from person to person. ...Read more

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What exercises/workouts should be done to prepare for hip replacement surgery?

What exercises/workouts should be done to prepare for hip replacement surgery?

What you need is to-: -have strong ABductors of the hip as well as stretching the flexors and extensors of the hip. This is not something you can do in a short time. A proper exercise routine must be set up for your needs & abilities, & it takes months to do this. If your surgery is soon, nothing will make this happen rapidly. ...Read more

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What can you expect from a hip replacement (& how can you manage pain/adls until surgery)?

What can you expect from a hip replacement (& how can you manage pain/adls until surgery)?

Almost 85-90% pain -: Relief after all the healing from the surgery is complete.
Your surgeon will be providing the pain meds and some form of anticoagulation for about a month, while you get PT and also do your own exercises to improve your ADL's.
For Specifics, ask your surgeon.
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My nana is having hip replacement surgery. What can she expect before and after the surgery?

Inpatient x 1-2 days: Most hip replacements are still done as inpatient surgery that allows for early/immediate postoperative rehabilitation to allow the more healthy surgical patient get up and move and even perform early assisted ambulation to help alleviate or decrease the risk of postoperative complications (clots, respiratory issues, etc.) A follow-on rehabilitation facility can provide therapy before going home. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my nana is having hip replacement surgery. What can she expect before and after?

What do you suggest if my nana is having hip replacement surgery. What can she expect before and after?

Expectations: Before surgery, the goal is to optimize hip strength and ROM and also optimize medical health, so a medical doctor is usually involved preop. Typically, no eating after midnight before surgery, and sometimes a skin prep is given to the patient as well. After surgery, you can expect to undergo a full program of rehab/therapy, which will be done either at home or in an inpatient setting. ...Read more

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Minimally invasive hip replacement surgery is this a proven method for hi replacemnent. Just wondering due to this being a rather new procedure.?

Minimally invasive hip replacement surgery is this a proven method for hi replacemnent. Just wondering due to this being a rather new procedure.?

Not new: This is not a new procedure, there are a few different types of minimally invasive techniques. If it were me, I would not care about scar length if it compromised my surgeons ability to place a well-aligned prosthesis. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to get hip replacement surgery in india?

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Realize that your health insurance will not be accepted. ...Read more

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What would a xray indicate after hip replacement surgery?

Wear and Loosening: X-rays are performed for follow up after joint replacement to evaluate for wear of the components or evidence of loosening. Oftentimes, an x-ray is obtained immediately or soon after surgery to document the initial position for comparison with later follow up x-rays. ...Read more