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How can I prepare for a total hip replacement?

How can I prepare for a total hip replacement?

Be informed...: Ask questions, understand the procedure, the risks, the recovery time frame, the number of procedures a year your physician performs and whether or not the hospital has an orthopedic unit to manage you after surgery. Exercising as tolerated is always useful too. The stronger you are heading into surgery, the stronger you are coming out. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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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 about a total hip replacement?

What about a total hip replacement?

Wonderful: The hip replacement is one of the best procedures we can perform. It takes patients with daily pain and inability to live a quality life, and within weeks allows the patient to start a new life. It does have risks, and those need to be weighed against the benefits. Knee replacements and shoulder replacements are similar. ...Read more

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How long do a total hip replacement last?

Depends: Longevity of hip replacements depend on patient factors such as activity and weight, surgeon factors such as the accuracy of implantation, and implant factors. European registry data suggest that greater than 85% of hips will still be working well at 15 yrs after implantation. ...Read more

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How fast will I recover from a total hip replacement?

How fast will I recover from a total hip replacement?

3 months: The arthritis pain is gone immediately, but it takes about 6 weeks to feel better than you did before surgery. Three months to return to all normal activities. I tell patients that it will be a year before you reach maximal improvement. ...Read more

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How many people under 56 have had a total hip replacement?

Overal l a small %: The number of people under 60 who have hip replacements is growing. It is a small percentage of the overall number of replacements but still a large number nationally. A younger person must understand that there is a good chance that they will need a revision or second hip replacement in the future. ...Read more

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What is involved in recovery from? A total hip replacement?

What is involved in recovery from? A total hip replacement?

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

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How long is the recovery for having a total hip replacement?

6-12 weeks: Usually 6 to 12 weeks but depending on the surgery and the individual this can vary. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
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Total Hip Replacement (Definition)

Replacement of hip ball and socket...Or ...Read more