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Hip Replacement Recovery Timeline
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
6 - 12 weeks: Most patients have resumed normal activity at about 6 weeks but can take up to a year for a full recovery. ...Read more
Don't rush back: The patient knows the requirements of their particular job. People who need to be on their feet a lot should wait 6 weeks. Sedentary workers can return on a limited basis earlier. ...Read more
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
What is the recovery time for hip replacement surgery? What is the usual recovery time for hip replacement surgery?
Rest: More of the hip replacement is about time and healing. There are certainly hip precautions and learning how to take care of the hip, therapy to be able to get in/out if bed, and general strengthening and conditioning to return to activity. However, it is more about resting and allowing the surgery to heal than anythig else. ...Read more
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
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
Multiple: In general, the complication rate after tha is around 2%, depending on patient and surgeon factors. Complications after tha can include blood clots in the legs or lungs, bleeding, nerve damage, infection, dislocation of the hip, loosening of the implant, or fracture. These are all low frequency events that can occur. Late complications can include wear and loosening of the prosthesis. ...Read more
A few issues: A few things to consider: they should be comfortable, certainly; have a good "tread"along a fall unlikely; finally, it would be best if they can be put on and off easily. What I mean by that is that you don't want initially to have to bend over real far to put on or toe your shoe as there is a risk of hip dislocation peri operatively if you lean over too far at the waist. ...Read more
My 92 year old mother fell and broke her hip. I am hopeful for recovery. Does that mean hip replacement? This just happened.
Not always: Depending on where the break is, a surgeon maybe able to do an open reduction with internal fixation- plates and screws- to repair the fracture. This usually means less time in the or with less anesthesia. The faster she goes to the or and the less time in hospital she spends, the less likely she will have complications like confusion, bed sores and functional decline. ...Read more
1.5yrs recovery of pedicle subtraction osteotomy. Now have hip labral tear from 12-3o clock + more. Pt told me a hip replacement would be an easier recovery than a labral repair. Agree or not and why?
Talk to Surgeon: Your pt may be right (or may not be). Independent of that the question is what do you need done to fix the problem. Only your orthopedic surgeon can answer that. ...Read more
My father-in-law has a staph infection from a "fixed" artificial hip replacement, congestive heart failure and needs dialysis? Recovery?
Recovery: typically is about 2-3 months. It is an inpatient surgery you are in the hospital 2-3 days and then either go home with PT or to Rehab. You are up walking either the day of or after surgery. stitches out at two weeks. You have to follow certain precautions such as no forward bending, deep squatting, etc for about 6 weeks. strength and ROM progress as you can tolerate. ...Read more
Depends: every person is different it's a big operation no matter who you are and every body recovers a little differently I typically tell patients it will take up to a year to be as good as you can be following your procedure ...Read more
Recovery varies by patient- typical recovery between 6-12 weeks.
Most modern replacements have proven track records to last 15 or more years- with some replacements lasting much longer. How well you take care of your hip replacement will dictate how long it will last. No implant will last forever, unfortunately. ...Read more
Yes it is. Discuss:
It with your surgeon. Many people have had it done.
Good luck. ...Read more
No one gets: It done "all the time" it's used for diseased joints. ...Read more
No: It's not uncommon for your surgeon to recommend antibiotics prior to dental cleanings for the first two years after a total joint. Antibiotics are not necessary after a typical cut. ...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 more
Had bilateral hip replacement surgery 1 month ago. How soon can I begin anabolic injections? Is there a time frame from operation that I should wait?
Depends: If you are taking Anabolic steroids on your own , ( could be the cause of your hip degeneration ) you will be damaging your body and looking for trouble in general at 34 very little medical indications , or if you are taking for medical need ask the doctor you rx ed the medication. ...Read more
17yr old, osteoarthritis and osteonercrosis, no cartilage, lots of pain, trying to put off a hip replacement anything I can do in the mean time?
Physical therapy: One goal is to strengthen the muscles around the joint including hip flexors and extensors. Physical therapy on land and possibly in water can help. The other goal is pain reduction for which a hyaluronic injection may be considered. Work with your Orthopedist to arrange and explore treatment options. However, surgeries have come a long way and would allow you to enjoy more activities without pain ...Read more
I had a hip replacement seven years ago, now its popping every time I get up and have a lot of pain what do you suggest. I've been to the surgeon who did the surgery but he days yhere is nothing wrong.?
2nd Opinion: You should get a second opinion from a hip replacement specialist. While there not be any thing that can be done there are several causes of a popping hip. Ask the doctor to consider instability, it band tightness, and a snapping ileopsoas tendon. ...Read more
Hip replacement 3 months ago pain hip 8 sweating profusely tired all time cant turn or move without pain. How long should this last what causes swea?
Check your temp!: Sweating could be a sign of fever from a chronic infection. Check your temperature twice a day, or if hot. (By the time you sweat, the fever has broken on its own). If you are taking both Oxycodone and Acetaminophen, check and see if you are exceeding the dosage of Acetaminophen because it can cause toxicity. Talk to your Orthopedist tomorrow about this, because you are right to be concerned. ...Read more
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