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Hip Replacement Surgery How Long Does It Take
TKA healing: You can typically put full weght on it immediately postop. The rehab however continues for several months, and continuing with home exercise program to re-train the sort tissues and muscles. Tisuue is made of collagen which takes 6 weeks to heal, then 6 weeks or so to recalibrate to the realignment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Right away: You can walk the day of surgery. Most people will feel good the first day from the local anesthetic and medicine injected at the time of surgery. The medicines wear off by day two and three. You can still walk but it becomes more sore. By day 3-4 the worst swelling occurs and this is the worst days for some. Usually swelling decreases after this and walking gets better each day after. Keep icing! ...Read more
1-6 weeks: For meniscus surgeries in an otherwise healthy patient in excellent condition, the arthroscopy does not need too much time to recover from. I have had patients walk out from surgery and never turn back. However, patients are often deconditioned because of the injury. This causes muscle (especially quads) weakness and inhibition that takes longer to recover from. ...Read more
Depends: Recovery fro simple knee arthroscopy (meniscal debridement, loose body removal, plica excision) takes ~6 wks; if you rehab diligently you can get back faster (sports in 3-4 weeks). Arthroscopic ligament reconstruction (e.g. Acl), meniscus repairs, or articular cartilage procedures (microfracture, aci, etc) require longer rehabilitation, often 6-12 months. Talk to your surgeon about your case. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the extent of the injury and the type of repair_ open vs arthroscopic can have a different recovery time of weeks. What type of surgery are you having? Is the meniscus completely torn, partially torn, ? ...Read more
About 3-6 months: Total shoulder arthroplasty (tsa) replaces the shoulder ball and socket with metal and plastic. To expose the joint for replacement, one of the rotator cuff tendons (subscapularus) has to be detached from the humerus. It takes about 6 weeks for the tendon to heal to bone and motion is restricted during this healing time. Afterwards, therapy is needed to restore motion and strenght. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies by patient : Everybody recovers differently after a total knee replacement. There are many variables that will influence the length of your recovery, including the shape our knee is in before surgery, how stiff your knee is and the amount of therapy and exercise you do. The more dedicated the patient is to his/her recovery, the quicker they will recover and the more successful the surgery will be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1-2 hours variably: Not all maltracking surgery for patellar malalignment and/or instability is the same. Various surgical options are routinely considered. Proximal realignment options include medial reefing, lateral release, and mpfl reconstruction. Distal options include an osteotomy of the tibial tubercle. The duration of surgery is directly related to how many of the options are included in your surgical plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Long time: Even though skin wound heals quickly, bone healing can take longer time upto 6to 12 months. ...Read more
6-12 weeks is common: Hip arthroscopy comes in many flavors. Labral repair, debridement or reconstruction recovery can be shorter than when combined with significant bony removal as with trimming of the bone from the pelvic hip socket edge (acetabulum) or with the bump that can exist about the femoral head-neck junction. Precautions against applying too much force across the resected area of bone mandates crutches x6wk ...Read more
6-12 mos: Although many sources suggest a full recovery to sports in 6 mos, it may be 6-12 months before you can return to full physical activities. Timing depends on the amount of knee damage, type of graft, specific sport, competition level, & psychology http://www.emoryhealthcare.org/acl-program/surgical-recovery/acl-rehab-expectations.html http://www.aaos.org/news/aaosnow/dec12/clinical7.asp ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6-12 weeks: Most patients will feel fatigue for for 1-3 months after a hip replacement surgery. This is related to the anesthesia, blood loss, and rehabilitation after the surgery. This will gradually disappear as your activity level returns to normal. It can be affected by age, preoperative activity level, and other health conditions. Walking, exercise, and good nutrition will help. ...Read more
After total hip replacement surgery, is it normal for the operated leg to be a little bit longer than the good one?
Can be: While i wouldn't call it normal, leg lengthening is a potential result of total hip replacement and can be no big deal or a significant disability. Leg lengthening has become less common with newer implants and surgical techniques. Significant lengthening can be balanced with a heel lift in the other shoe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
36 yrs old & have hip osteoarthritis from injury long ago. 2nd surgery last year, pt & injection. Still pain. When is it ok to have hip replacement?
It is up to you: I believe when you no longer can live with pain. Having said that, you should understand this surgery may have to done again because your age, what kind of work you and many other condition. Some of those surgery could done were resurface the bone i will recommend that if possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Personal choice: Hip replacement surgery is an elective surgical procedure. Your doctor can tell you 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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