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How can you rehab after a total hip replacement?

How can you rehab after a total hip replacement?

At home or center: Hip replacement rehabilitation begins in the hospital shortly after hip surgery. Continued rehab may then continue at home with the proper home nursing rehab team or in a rehabilation center. See which your surgeon prefers and your insurance covers. Don't cut corners on this type of procedure only to develop problems years later. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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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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How long will I need physical therapy after a knee joint replacement?

How long will I need physical therapy after a knee joint replacement?

Up to 3 months: Everybody recovers differently after a total knee replacement. The amount of physical therapy is therefore, variable. A usual pt course is anywhere from 4-12 weeks. The more dedicated the patient is to his/her recovery, the more successful the end result of the surgery will be. ...Read more

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How soon after having a total knee replacement can you have your other knee done?

How soon after having a total knee replacement can you have your other knee done?

Surgeon preference: It is possible to do both knees at the same time in some patients. Your surgeon may or may not do this. Staged procedures can be done several days or weeks later in some cases, while most people will wait 6 weeks or more to have the other knee done. You should discuss this with your surgeon. ...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 can I exercise with a total knee replacement?

How can I exercise with a total knee replacement?

With advise: You can exercise after knee replacement, and it is a good idea. The best exercise is that which avoids stress across the knee. Although you want to strengthen the muscles around the knee, you do not want to place undue stresses across the replaced knee. Your orthopedist and your physical therapist can best advise you. ...Read more

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After a hip replacement are you required to go into rehab; for how long?

After a hip replacement are you required to go into rehab; for how long?

No: There is no "requirement" that a person go to a rehab facility after a hip replacement but it is considered the standard of care for most with this operation. I am sure that some people go home and have home physical therapy. ...Read more

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Could i return to school after a total hip replacement?

Could i return to school after a total hip replacement?

Yes: Within a coulpe of weeks you should be able to tolerate sitting for an hour or so on a pillow. ...Read more

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What restrictions will I have after a total hip replacement?

What restrictions will I have after a total hip replacement?

Not many: After hip replacement, i allow my patients to return to any activity that they are comfortable doing. Every patient finds certain things they can and certain things they cannot do comfortably. For example, I have a champion powerlifter, but he is not comfortable jogging. I have a bilateral hip replacement patient who is training for a marathon. All i ask is that they get an x-ray every 1-2 yrs. ...Read more

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How do I exercise after a total knee replacement?

How do I exercise after  a total knee replacement?

Exercise with total : The only major restriction on exercise for total knees is to avoid jogging or running as your aerobic exercise. Jumping and landing exercise are also not great because like jogging, you can cause loosening of the implant from the bone or cement fixation. This also can speed the wear down of the plastic bearings. Bicycles, tai chi, walking, swimming, dancing, golf, tennis, ellipticals are all good. ...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?

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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How soon after a total knee replacement should someone use an exercise machine?

How soon after a total knee replacement should someone use an exercise machine?

1st week is okay: As most therapists don't need any machines to perform proper therapy. Manual therapy can achieve excellent results without machines. However, machines can be used as an adjunct to good manual stretching and strengthening programs. Stationary bikes can start early in the first week as the swelling reduces. Weights should be avoided until full extension is gained from your stretching program. ...Read more

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How long after a hip replacement before you are pain free?

How long after a hip replacement before you are pain free?

3-6 months: There is post-op pain after a total hip replacement but the arthritis pain usually goes away shortly after surgery. Everyone is different, but the post-op recovery can take 3-6 months while some people report being pleased with their outcome as soon as 6 weeks. ...Read more

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What can I expect after a hip replacement?

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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How much physical therapy is needed after knee replacement? How long should I expect to be in physical therapy after my knee replacement, and how often? .

Depends on progress: Most patients receive physical therapy twice per day while in hospital and then usually 2-3 times per week after discharge from the hospital. Most patients have therapy for approximately 6-8 weeks and the frequency during that time depends on how they are progressing and how devoted they are to home exercise. All patients progress at different rates so some may need a little more or a little less. ...Read more

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What can be expected after a total knee replacement for pt?

What can be expected after a total knee replacement for pt?

Physical therapy: Physical therapy is an integral part of the total knee replacement process. Many orthopaedic surgeons will start pt prior to surgery ("pre-hab"). Therapy is usually started immediately after surgery in the hospital. Upon discharge from the hospital, pt is usually done 3x/week for 4-12 weeks, depending on the rate of the patient's recovery. ...Read more

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How long does rehabilitation last after knee arthroplasty? I'm having knee arthroplasty. For how long will I have to do rehab after the surgery? .

How long does rehabilitation last after knee arthroplasty? I'm having knee arthroplasty. For how long will I have to do rehab after the surgery?

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3 months: Typically after total knee arthroplasty (knee replacement) surgery, rehab lasts for about 3 months. The rehab involves regaining full range of motion and regaining normal strength in the thigh mucscles. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more


Dr. John Michalski
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Total Hip Replacement (Definition)

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