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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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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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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Having pain in hip after total hip replacement 5 weeks after surgery. Recommended by Dr. Therapy?

Having pain in hip after total hip replacement 5 weeks after surgery.   Recommended by Dr. Therapy?

Depends: cemented or cementless? cementless sometimes takes awhile to grow in. groin or thigh pain will differentiate stem from the acetabulum.PT may help some ...Read more

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When should I start hip replacement physical therapy?

When should I start hip replacement physical therapy?

Before surgery: Physical therapy education should begin prior to the operation and continue afterwards. Many times the exercises/therapy can be done at home. As your surgeon and therapist for more details as some surgeons limit certain activities while the body heals. ...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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How long do a total hip replacement last?

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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Can a woman wear high heels after having a total hip replacement?

Yes: Prolonged and daily use of high heel foot wear may cause problems in the feet especially the front part. But for short periods yes one can, but it is important to train gait with flat foot wear, feel steady and in control and then progress to heels to avoid risk of fall. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Physical Therapy (Definition)

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Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Physiotherapy (Definition)

Physiotherapy programs, or physical therapy, work to improve movement capacity in those recovering ...Read more