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Exercises to eliminate limp after hip replacement surgery?

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

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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 exercises are good after a hip replacement?

Walking and stairs: The muscles you want to strengthen most are those that move your hip and also stabilize the hip replacement. Walking and stairs are the easiest things to do in the beginning. This should not be painful but may be uncomfortable depending on how long ago the surgery was. Standing with something to help you balance and lifting the leg to the side in a scissor like movement will help as well. ...Read more

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N I use eliptical exercise after hip replacement?

N I use eliptical exercise after hip replacement?

Post Op Care: Most likely yes. But none of us here can see what the post op instructions from your surgeon were or what the complications were or are to your surgery and your health. Surgeons would never let you leave the hospital without specific post op instructions. ...Read more

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Can I use eliptical exercise after hip replacement?

Ask your doctor: I posit you'll be able to do many of the same activities you did before the hip surgery, if not more since you are not in pain, I hope. But you should always ask your surgeon before doing anything to make sure your body and procedure heal so you avoid complications. ...Read more

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Which kind of exercise can a person do who had a hip replacement?

Which kind of exercise can a person do who had a hip replacement?

Most: If you were healthy otherwise before the hip replacement, and assuming the surgery went well, you can do most things you properly train for. I have hip replacement patients who have hike the appalachian trail, cycle competitively and swing dance 3 nights a week. The nfl, nhl, and nba may be out, though. ...Read more

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What are contraindications for exercise after someone has recovered from a hip replacement?

What are contraindications for exercise after someone has recovered from a hip replacement?

PT consult: Is necessary for a comprehesive rehabilitation program. Most will start with gentle, passive range of motion coupleled with ultrasound or heat treatments. No vigorous walking, lifting, bending or aerobics until cleared by PT. ...Read more

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What is the reason that I still limp after my hip replacement?

What is the reason that I still limp after my hip replacement?

Weakness: Assuming that all else (leg lengths equal and no nerve injury) is ok the most common reason for limp is weakness, especially of the abductor muscles. These muscles move the hip out to the side away from the body. A physical therapist can design a program to strengthen these muscles. ...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 exercises help after having a hip replacement in 2008 due to limping for 15 years followed by hip revision in 2012 due tometal on metal?

What exercises help after having a hip replacement in 2008 due to limping for 15 years followed by hip revision in 2012 due tometal on metal?

Phys therapy eval: After hip replacement leg length often is changed. This requires an evaluation by your ortho, PMR doc or Phy therapist. Muscle weakness is also common, but correct balance is important, so ask your doc to irder a PT eval. ...Read more

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How long does it take before I no longer run/bike with a limp after a hip replacement surgery?

Don't run: Depending on a number of factors including the surgical approach used, whether the leg was lengthened and differences among patients you can expect to have some limp for several months after hip replacement surgery. These replacements were not made for the impact of running and I strongly advise my patients to avoid those types of impact activities which will shorten implant life. ...Read more

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After total hip replacement, what should be the exercises to do to rehabilitate? Would you recommend water exercises? How much time after surgery?

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 more

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Had hip replacement on the 17th. Did regular exercises and walked twice for a short distance. Now my site is swollen and sore. Overdoing? Ice help?

Yes and yes: After such surgery, you need to gradually work back to your routine under the advice of a physical therapist. If the swelling persists, see your doctor as something else may be going on. By the way, don't apply the ice directly on your skin. ...Read more

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What is a proper exercise for me? I had lots of issues with chronic pain due to hip replacement and osteoarthritis in my joints. I take medication for

What is a proper exercise for me? I had lots of issues with chronic pain due to hip replacement and osteoarthritis in my joints. I take medication for

Manage OA: Walking is an excellent exercise if one suffers with osteoarthritis. Progression of OA can be generally minimized by losing weight, performing light weight training and low impact cardiovascular exercise (elliptical, exercise bike). Glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation can help to rebuild lost cartilage as well. ...Read more

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Would a nanny job be hard on me if I've had 2 hip replacement and a knee surgery 2 yrs ago or would it be easier cause of more exercise? I sit too much

Would a nanny job be hard on me if I've had 2 hip replacement and a knee surgery 2 yrs ago or would it be easier cause of more exercise? I sit too much

Exercise: Exercise is generally a good thing. You could continue your NSAID medications and start slowly and gradually increase your work time. If you slowly get stronger with low impact exercise, you should be able to handle the nanny job well. ...Read more

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What non surgical releif is there in lieu of hip replacement? I have pain in my left leg after I stand up. When I walk many times I limp. One dr. Said my hip cartilege is gone after she looked at the xray. But my MRI showed spinal nuerosis.

What non surgical releif is there in lieu of hip replacement? I have pain in my left leg after I stand up. When I walk many times I limp. One dr. Said my hip cartilege is gone after she looked at the xray. But my MRI showed spinal nuerosis.

Joint injection: An injection of cortisone into the hip joint will give relief from the hip arthritis (cartilage erosion). It will also help to differentiate how much pain is coming from the arthritis and how much from the spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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What do I do when percocet 7.5/325 don't always work for the ppain from a dbl hip replacement?

Talk with doc: Percocet is a strong narcotic and you should be getting further recommendations from your treating surgeon. It's best to have the operating surgeon know about your pain, so he/she is aware and can direct treatment appropriately. Especially when narcotics are involved. ...Read more

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Information on hip replacement.?

Information on hip replacement.?

Several options: Ask an orthopedist to go over your options. A lot of what applies is due to how bad your hip condition is from arthritis and degenerative joint diseas. From resurfacing to out and out replacement of entire joint or even cortisone shots if very mild symptoms. ...Read more

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What is hip replacement revision?

See details: The initial artificial hip or a component of the hip is replaced by a new hip or component. ...Read more

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How to prepare for hip replacement?

How to prepare for hip replacement?

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 more

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How dangerous is a hip replacement?

Very safe: Statistically, only 2-3% of patients will have a problem or complication after surgery that could require readmission to the hospital or further surgery. ...Read more

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What to expect post hip replacement?

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 more

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What to expect from a hip replacement?

Reduce pain: The goals of a hip replacement are simple, to relieve your pain and to restore your function.

For more information, see your doctor to learn if you are a candidate for this procedure. ...Read more

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Can a hip replacement be reconstructed?

Yes: Again depend upon what kind of prosthesis you have in now, cemented or not cemented, bone quality of the remaining bone, your general physical condition. Every case need to be evaluated and several test need to be done. Usually is very possible to do it. ...Read more

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What can I expect after a hip replacement?

Buttocks pain: Buttocks muscle pain from surgery sixweeks also hip abductotrs muscle on side of hip that pul leg away will be sore you canwalk the next day the groinpain fromarthriris gets better quickly after. ...Read more

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Can I use rebounder after hip replacement?

After your recover: Give your hip a few months of recover and then ease into it. ...Read more

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What can I do about a bad hip replacement?

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

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What does it mean to have a hip replacement?

What does it mean to have a hip replacement?

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 more

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Metal on metal hip replacement causing pain?

Metal on metal hip replacement causing pain?

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 more