exercises to eliminate the limp after hip replacement

Exercises to eliminate limp after hip replacement surgery?

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Physical therapy


A good physical therapist is as good as gold after this type of surgery. Ask you surgeon for a referral.
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What exercises are good after a hip replacement?

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Dr. Jason M. Boyer
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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.
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What is the reason that I still limp after my hip replacement?

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Dr. Ralph T. Salvagno
Orthopedic Surgery
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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.
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Palliative care

Do's And Don'ts

People in Palliative Care can even receive hip replacement surgery to improve quality of life!

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

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Dr. Joel C. McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery
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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.
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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?

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Dr. Edward W. Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
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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.
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What limitations do I have after a knee or hip replacement?

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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?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine
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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.
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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.

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Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
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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.
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Information on hip replacement.?

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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine
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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.
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What is hip replacement revision?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology
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See details


The initial artificial hip or a component of the hip is replaced by a new hip or component.
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How to prepare for hip replacement?

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Dr. Calin S. Moucha
Orthopedic Surgery
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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.
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