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Dr. Corey Clay
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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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Are there any limitations having sex after a hip replacement?

Are there any limitations having sex after a hip replacement?

No: Sexual activity after hip replacement surgery can be resumed after appropriate initial healing from the surgery has occurred. This is typically after six weeks. Pain in the hip replacement during sexual activity should be used as a guide to "safe sex". ...Read more

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What sex positions are safe to do with a recent hip replacement?

What sex positions are safe to do with a recent hip replacement?

Ask your hip surgeon: Your hip replacement surgeon will know best exactly which positions are safe for your hip, so definitely ask your surgeon in the end. In general, the same guidelines provided to you by your therapist and surgeon regarding safe positions for all activities of daily living also apply to positions during sexual activity. Commonly, patients are told to avoid bending forward at the hip past 90 degrees. ...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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What exercises are good after a hip replacement?

Walking and stairs: The muscles you want to strengthen most are those that move your hip and also stabilize the hip replacement. Walking and stairs are the easiest things to do in the beginning. This should not be painful but may be uncomfortable depending on how long ago the surgery was. Standing with something to help you balance and lifting the leg to the side in a scissor like movement will help as well. ...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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When after a hip replacement does it take to be pain free?

When after a hip replacement does it take to be pain free?

Depends: It varies from patient to patient. Some patients have very little pain after a month, while some patients have pain for many months. Most patients continue to get improvement in their outcomes, up to 1 year out from surgery. ...Read more

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How long after a hip replacement does it take to be free of pain?

2 - 12 months: Most people have little to no pain by six weeks after the surgery, but various feelings of stiffness and pain can go on for quite some time. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me what the pain will be like after a hip replacement?

Can someone tell me what the pain will be like after a hip replacement?

Not too bad: Hip replacement surgery is one of the most successful orthopedic procedures. With current multimodal analgesia protocols, patients can expect to have some incisional pain that can be easily controlled with oral pain medicines. The pain should gradually subside over the a few weeks time. However, you can expect that the pain in the groin from the arthritis will be gone after surgery. ...Read more

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Could you do yoga after a hip replacement?

Yes: Very likely. You must be careful how far to bend your hip, but generally yoga should be ok. ...Read more

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Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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