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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. John Landi
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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 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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Should a woman wear high heels after a total hip replacement?

Yes: Evidence suggests that high heels do not adversely affect the hip after the surgery has had time to heal. ...Read more

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Is it normal that I have so much pain in my back after a total hip replacement?

Is it normal that I have so much pain in my back after a total hip replacement?

No: Although the lower back and the hip work in coordination, it would be very unusual to see significant increase in low back pain after hip replacement. Improved mobility in the new hip replacement may actually lessen the strain on the lower back. Talk to your surgeon and consider seeing a physical therapist for help. ...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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Has anyone gotten pregnant after a total hip replacement?

Has anyone gotten pregnant after  a total hip replacement?

Yes: Pregnancy is not an issue to worry about after a tha. I have had many patients get pregnant afterwards with no problems. ...Read more

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Will I be able to return to school soon after a total hip replacement?

Will I be able to return to school soon after a total hip replacement?

Yes: You might return two to six weeks after surgery depending on pain levels and transportation needs. ...Read more

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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