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What is the physical therapy protocol in treatment of a total hip replacement?

What is the physical therapy protocol in treatment of a total hip replacement?

Walking and more: Physical therapy is central to recovery. Standing and walking, with assistance, is usually started within 24 hrs. Beyond that, specific therapy protocols are tailored to the individual patient. In general, exercises are chosen to strengthen and stretch muscles like stair climbing and bending. Cycling and swimming, not running, are often introduced within months. Talk with your doctor for specifics. ...Read more

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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 is the typical physical therapy protocol for treatment of total hip replacement?

What is the typical physical therapy protocol for treatment of total hip replacement?

Lots of exercise: You will need to strengthen the muscles around your hip. You will lift it in multiple directions, and walk on it ("weight bear") to get used to the new conditions. You may get on a stationary bike to aid in motion. You may have some motion precautions in the early stages, depending on the surgeon's approach to the hip. ...Read more

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Which is the physical therapy protocol for treatment of total hip replacement?

Which is the physical therapy protocol for treatment of total hip replacement?

Post THA PT protocol: It depend on the type of approach you had for your total hip. You should consult with your surgeon and physical therapist to determine the correct protocol. ...Read more

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What is the typical physical therapy protocol for total hip and total knee replacement?

What is the typical physical therapy protocol for total hip and total knee replacement?

Strengthening, etc: The cornerstone of therapy protocols following hip and knee replacement centers on gait training and strengthening. Hip replacement patients should focus on walking, abductor and gluteal strengthening, while knee replacement patients should focus on range of motion of the knee, quadriceps strengthening program. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the physical therapy protocole for total hip and total knee replacement?

Activity progression: Recovery from hip replacement is straight forward. The pain is easily managed with medications and rapidly eases. Most patients can walk with a walker or crutches within hours of the surgery. The muscles in the hip will rapidly regain their function. Specific exercises strengthen the abductor and flexor muscles and can be done at home or with pt. Gait will improve over the next few weeks. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of physical therapy in arthritis?

What is the purpose of physical therapy in arthritis?

Assist in joint pain: Arthriits is a painful joint. Physcial therapy can help or reduce joint pain by improving the range of motion of a joint or strengthening the muscles that support the joint. Strengthening of the muscles can improve a joints range of motion and reduce stiffness of the joint and help with reducing pain. ...Read more

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What kinds of medication is recommended for a patient who underwent total hip replacement surgery?

Should be okay: I recommend using an epidural for the surgery and then transition to oral medications a few hours later. I'd also suggest talking to your doctor about giving your a few different types of pain medication immediately before surgery, which helps reduce the amount of pain you experience afterward. Fortunately, hip replacements do not hurt that much - most of our patients walk the same day day. ...Read more

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What is involved in physical therapy for a dislocated knee cap?

What is involved in physical therapy for a dislocated knee cap?

Patellar dislocation: Swelling control, range of motion, patellar mobilization and stretching of lateral structures, strengthening of medial structures and hip abductions, return to function activity as able. This is a progressive activity to identify strength and weaknesses and provide function improvement while returning to activity and preventing recurrence. ...Read more

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

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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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What is the procedure like for a total knee replacement?

What is the procedure like for a total knee replacement?

Knee replacement: Although we call it a "total" knee replacement, this surgery is actually a "resurfacing" of the end of the femur, the top of the tibia and the undersurface of the patella (knee cap) with metal and plastic components. Although the acl and PCL ligaments are "replaced" in a total knee with a plastic post, the muscles (quads & collateral ligaments (mcl and lcl) are preserved intact with this procedure. ...Read more

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What kind and duration of physical therapy is for ACL reconstruction?

What kind and duration of physical therapy is for ACL reconstruction?

Roughly 6 months: This is not my strong suite, as i work with children exclusively. But it is important to rehabilitate under the direct supervision of a skilled physical therapist. Typically the rehab is most intense in the first 6 weeks focused on restoring range of motion. Home exercise program is essential as well. Then several weeks of return to function and eventually sport. ...Read more

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What is the recovery typically like from a total knee replacement?

What is the recovery typically like from a total knee replacement?

Takes effort: Most patients are hospitalized for 2-3 days for pain medication, antibiotics and physical therapy. Most patients then participate in outpatient physical therapy for 3-6 weeks. Patients will usually continue exercises after that for a few months. ...Read more

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What is the name of the machine that bends your knee for physical therapy?

What is the name of the machine that bends your knee for physical therapy?

CPM: A continuous passive motion machine is used to assist in knee flexion after surgery. Only certain surgeries require the use of the machine. ...Read more

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With regards to total knee replacement, what are the symptoms of a failing prosthesis?

With regards to total knee replacement, what are the symptoms of a failing prosthesis?

Pain and swelling: A "failing" prosthesis implies some type of mechanical failure of the knee replacement. Symptoms usually include pain, swelling, warmth to touch; may also experience weakness or instability. An orthopaedic consult with xrays is recommended. ...Read more

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What are the chances of the surgery changing from a partial knee replacement to a full knee replacement?

What are the chances of  the surgery changing from a partial knee replacement to a full knee replacement?

Uncommon, age: If the partial knee replacement is performed correctly, one should expect it to last for many years. At the age of 38, you still need to avoid running for excercise, just as for a full knee replacement. If indicated, much better option for you at your very young age. ...Read more

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How is physical therapy used in the non-surgical treatment of back and neck?

Very effective: In general, the goals of back pain exercises and physical therapy are to decrease back pain, increase function, and provide education on a maintenance program to prevent further recurrences. ...Read more

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How effective is ultrasound therapy in the treatment of tendonitis?

How effective is ultrasound therapy in the treatment of tendonitis?

VERY EFFECTIVE: However in the therapy of tendonitis you must receive different modalities and exercises that together with ultrasound would be very effective. ...Read more

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What are the stages of physical therapy for an acl?

What are the stages of physical therapy for an acl?

Breakdown: First we worry about getting your motion back. Next we concentrate on building your base strength including your core. Next we start working on functional strength. The next stage is functionality and proprioception and finally endurance and sports specific activities. ...Read more

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After the rehabilitation of a hip replacement, what is a normal range of motion?

After the rehabilitation of a hip replacement, what is a normal range of motion?

Variable: The potential range of motion of each implant design is based on the diameter of the head ball, the length of the head ball, the shape and thickness of the neck section, the design of the acetabular socket and bearing. The position the surgeon places the components makes a difference. Patient factors reducing range are fat thighs and stiff and tight muscles and lack of preop range of motion. ...Read more

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What is the cost of hip replacement surgery, rehab aside?

What is the cost of hip replacement surgery, rehab aside?

10.000?: Complex question.Are you asking for the doctor's fees, hospital cost?Dr's fees are independent of the hospital bill that usually icludes:hospital stay, any diagnostic test such as x-raysw, lab work, pt, the use of the operating room, anesthesia fees and the cost of the prosthesis used, those cost are very variable from hospital to hospital.Dr's fees are between2.500 to 5.000 thousand dollars. ...Read more

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Physiotherapy (Definition)

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