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What rehabilitation is involved after an anterior hip replacement?

What rehabilitation is involved after an anterior hip replacement?

REhab: Typically after any hip replacement, the first goal is to get you back on your feet again. You can work with a physical therapist who will teach you the anterior hip precautions then begin to work with you on getting in and out of bed, standing with a walker and beginning to walk with a walker. Following that phase, you will begin to work on strengthening the hip muscles usually as an outpatient. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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 involved after ankle replacement surgery?

What is involved after ankle replacement surgery?

Physical Therapy: As with any joint repacement surgery a lot of physical therepy is necessary. ...Read more

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What is the pain is involved when having a total hip replacement operation.?

What is the pain is involved when having a total hip replacement operation.?

Mild to moderate: The pain with hip replacment surgery is a function of the damage to the tissues as one tries to accurately place the new joint. Surgeons using techniques to minimize the damage will have less pain post op. The direct anterior approach to hip replacement offers the least damage to the muscles when performed by a surgeon experienced in this technique. ...Read more

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What is the common response to rehabilitation after partial knee replacement?

What is the common response to rehabilitation after partial knee replacement?

Motion: The common response is to improve range motion, decrease swelling, and decrease incidence of scar tissue while training as an athlete to become fitter and stronger. We believe that rehabilitation begins before surgery to have the highest tissue quality possible and to be as fit and strong as possible before surgery to have better outcomes after surgery. ...Read more

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What is the common response to rehabilitation after shoulder replacement surgery?

What is the common response to rehabilitation after shoulder replacement surgery?

Typically good: Typically people do very well following shoulder surgery, even replacement. Many options exist for rehab. Some people require a short period of therapy in the hospital. Others are trained to do therapy at home. Still others go daily to weekly to a therapist's office for treatment. Talk to your orthopedist - they will know what would be best for you. ...Read more

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What bone leg is involved during a hip replacement?

What bone leg is involved during a hip replacement?

Pelvis and femur: The hip socket is part of the pelvis and is fitted with a metal shell during a hip replacement. Usually a plastic liner goes inside the shell as the artificial cartilage replacement. The ball portion of the hip joint is the uppermost end of the femur. It is replaced with a metal ball during the procedure, which is attached to a metal implant that is secured a few inches into the femur. ...Read more

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What is involved in knee manipulation after total knee replacement surgery?

What is involved in  knee manipulation after total knee replacement surgery?

Forceful bending: A total knee replacement that has not regained adequate knee flexion after surgery can by treated with a manipulation under anesthesia. This procedure involves the manual disruption of fibrous scar tissue that can sometimes develop within the knee joint. Dedicated range of motion exercises, with a physical therapist and done independently, are critical to the success of this procedure. ...Read more

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How is the shoulder rehabilitated after a joint replacement surgery?

How is the shoulder rehabilitated after a joint replacement surgery?

Carefully: Usually, the subscapularis, one of the rotator cuff muscles is detached to enter the shoulder joint. This needs to heal for there to be a working shoulder. Usually, people are protected in a sling for 4 weeks. Only simple exercises are used during this time period. Following this therapy continues for 8-12 weeks. ...Read more

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What is involved in a partial knee replacement?

What is involved in a partial knee replacement?

Partial Knee: With partial knee replacement, only one of the three knee compartments is replaced (or resurfaced). I have a good comparison of issues with partial versus total knee replacement on my website at the following link: http://www.andrewpearle.com/robotic/robotic-knee-resurfacing.html ...Read more

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

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 exactly involved with a hip replacement?

What is exactly involved with a hip replacement?

Total hip involves: Total hip replacement involves replacing the ball and socket joint of the hip. The ball (femoral head) is removed and replaced with a metal stem and ball (the ball can be metal, ceramic, or oxinium). The acetabulum (socket) is removed of diseased cartilage and a metal cup is inserted. Within the cup, a liner is placed. For more information, contact your doctor to learn more. ...Read more

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How important is physio therapy after a complete knee joint replacement surgery?

How important is physio therapy after a complete knee joint replacement surgery?

Extremely important: Physical therapy is crucial for full functional recovery after a total knee replacement. I believe that therapy should start as soon as possible, ideally the day after your surgery. Physical therapy should include soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, and strengthening exercises. Finding a skilled physical therapist is key to a complete recovery after receiving your new knee joint. ...Read more

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What is the strength like after an allograft tendon for ACL reconstruction surgery?

What is the strength like after an allograft tendon for ACL reconstruction surgery?

Quite strong: The strength of fixation for an allograft acl reconstruction varies on the type of fixation and individual surgeon technique, but in general the initial strength is similar or greater than the original native acl. Over time as the body replaces the allograft tissue, the graft becomes first weaker, then about the same strength as the original. This process takes about 8-9 months. ...Read more

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What type of physical therapy should be done after an ACL replacement surgery?

Physical Therapy: Make sure you rehabilitate your newly repaired knee with a certified physical therapist. They will help you strengthen the muscles around your knee, and teach you a home exercise program of appropriate exercises to work the knee appropriately. ...Read more

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What is recovery and rehab like after a hip replacement?

What is recovery and rehab like after a hip replacement?

Easy: The recovery is faster and easier than you think. Exercise to strengthen the hip. Work on balance and gait pattern. Therapy will help you do all the above and make sure you know what you should and should not do. ...Read more

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How important is therapy after a complete knee joint replacement surgery ?

How important is  therapy after a complete knee joint replacement surgery ?

Very: Therapy is critical after replacement to restore your motion and rebuild strength. I would not perform surgery if i felt a patient would not perform or be unable to do therapy afterwards. ...Read more

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What are the dislocation risks after hip replacement? Is a person at greater risk of dislocation after a complete hip joint replacement?

Low risk: Dislocation can occur after a tha but is generally very low and dependent on the original surgical approach, femoral ball size, and skill of the surgeon. The incidence of dislocation ranges from 0.1% to 1-2% depending on the above factors. While surface replacement may have less risk than a total hip replacement, other factors may make these less desirable. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the procedure to recover after knee joint replacement?

What is the procedure to recover after knee joint replacement?

Varies: Varies from person to person and surgeon to surgeon, but in general patients are through most of there soreness over 10-14 days and doing well at 8-12 weeks. Sometimes sooner, sometimes longer. ...Read more

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What is involved in having a ankle replacement done?

What is involved in having a ankle replacement done?

Metal/plastic insert: Ankle replacement involves removing a small portion of bone on both sides of the joint (tibia and talus) and replacing it with metal on both ends and a special plastic (uhmwp) insert in the middle. It should be done by an experienced orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more

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What rehabilitation is involved after an anterior hip replacement?

REhab: Typically after any hip replacement, the first goal is to get you back on your feet again. You can work with a physical therapist who will teach you the anterior hip precautions then begin to work with you on getting in and out of bed, standing with a walker and beginning to walk with a walker. Following that phase, you will begin to work on strengthening the hip muscles usually as an outpatient. ...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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After rehabilitation of a hip replacement, what should a normal range of motion be?

It depends: The range of motion following hip replacement depends on the patient (host factors) and the surgeon (technique). Patients with good preoperative range of motion usually have better postoperative range of motion. However, component position, and offset, and residual soft tissue tension can also affect postoperative postion. ...Read more

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What are the doctors that do anterior approach hip replacement in my area?

What are the doctors that do anterior approach hip replacement in my area?

Call: You will have to call each practice to find out. On general look for someone fellowship trained in joint replacement and have it done by a high volume surgeon at a high volume hospital. ...Read more

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How long does it take to feel ' wonderful ' after a total anterior hip replacement?

How long does it take to feel ' wonderful ' after  a total anterior hip replacement?

Varies by patient: Everybody recovers at their own pace after a total hip replacement. The direct anterior approach does minimize trauma from surgery. "wonderful" implies full recovery- may take 3 months. Acute healing phase is 2-3 weeks. Do not try to overdo in the first 6 weeks, but gradual resumption of activities is encouraged. Talk to your orthopaedic surgeon if you have specific activity related questions. ...Read more

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I have had an anterior hip replacement 3 weeks. Ago . After a days activity is it usual to feel a lot of discomfort in the groin area?

Yes: Not unusual to have aches and pain for 6-12 weeks in general. Most joint replacements improve over 12-18 months when they usually achieve their full recovered state. You still need to make your follow up appointments so your surgeon can assess you. Any worsening pains, fever , chills you need to call your surgeon with right away. But groin pain after activity is your body saying take it easy. ...Read more

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Hello. I am an energetic, healthy, 75 year old woman who had bi-lateral hip replacement (anterior) 3 months ago and i’ve been walking a lot.

Excellent: More mobility through walking is like putting money in the bank. More activity done at an earlier age makes life easier at an older age. ...Read more

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Hello. I am a flexible, energetic, healthy, 75 year old woman who had bi-lateral hip replacement (anterior) 3 months ago and i’ve been walking a whole?

Hello. I am a flexible, energetic, healthy, 75 year old woman who had bi-lateral hip replacement (anterior) 3 months ago and i’ve been walking a whole?

Great -exercise very: Exercise is very important. Instruction from physician for any restrictions are important. Flexibility suggests you may have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (a joint hypermobility syndrome. Ask your physicians if you have this. ...Read more

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Anterior hip replacement 2 weeks ago, more active each day - still have groin pain, is it normal?

Anterior hip replacement 2 weeks ago, more active each day - still have groin pain, is it normal?

Take pain medication: If the pain is since the surgery and not new one then its normal. However If it is a new pain or if the pain is getting progressively worse then you should see your surgeon right away. for the persistent existing pain you can continue taking the pain medications prescribed by your surgeon and rest. ...Read more

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What are the all reasons of anterior thigh pain after total hip replacement ?

What are the all reasons of  anterior thigh pain after total hip replacement ?

Femoral implant: Depending on what type of metal implant was used, the implant may be far stiffer than young femur, which can create thigh pain when you do a maneuver that forces your femur to flex. The other cause could be a loose implant. If the implant is moving still inside the femur it will hurt. ...Read more

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What are all causes of anterior thigh pain after 6 months of total hip replacement? Be specific

Femoral implant: Depending on what type of metal implant was used, the implant may be far stiffer than young femur, which can create thigh pain when you do a maneuver that forces your femur to flex. The other cause could be a loose implant. If the implant is moving still inside the femur it will hurt. ...Read more

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How soon after anterior hip replacement can I begin my testosterone injections into my thigh? Is there any risk, if so, what?

How soon after anterior hip replacement can I begin my testosterone injections into my thigh? Is there any risk, if so, what?

Blood clots: Whenever i see a young man on testosterone, my first question is why? Hopefully you have been diagnosed by an endocrinologist as truly needing to be on the medication. Testosterone injections are not the preferred way to do replacement since hormone levels will be very high initially. This can cause more side effects like increased blood counts, potential for blood clots. Topical gels are preferred. ...Read more

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It's 5 weeks since my anterior hip replacement . Is it common to have severe muscle spasm in the inner thigh muscle & what can I do to relieve it?

Hope it decreases: Hopefully the pain is subsequent to the surgery and will gradually decrease as time passes if the pain does not decrease, you should see your surgeon to check the position of the prosthesis and examine your hip. ...Read more

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How soon after hip replacement can I have another surgery like liposuction? I can't have the lipo first due to emergency hip replace needed

How soon after hip replacement can I have another surgery like liposuction? I can't have the lipo first due to emergency hip replace needed

6 months: At least 6 months. The person you want to ask that question is the orthopedic surgeon doing the hip replacement. He/she should make the call. Also, the ortho doc will probably cover you with antibiotics to prevent infection of the hip replacement. Also make sure the liposuction doc knows about the hip replacement. ...Read more

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What do I do when percocet 7.5/325 don't always work for the ppain from a dbl hip replacement?

Talk with doc: Percocet is a strong narcotic and you should be getting further recommendations from your treating surgeon. It's best to have the operating surgeon know about your pain, so he/she is aware and can direct treatment appropriately. Especially when narcotics are involved. ...Read more

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What can I do about a bad hip replacement?

See a specialist: The first thing you should do is talk to your orthopaedic surgeon and tell him or her the problem you are having. If you are unable to get the answers you need there, you need to seek a 2nd opinion. Find an orthopaedic surgeon, who specializes in adult reconstruction. University health systems are a good place to start. You'll need new x-rays and an infection work-up for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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How soon to start ballet after hip replacement?

3 months: When you resume, progress slowly. If you had an anterior approach, be a bit careful when you do the first position. ...Read more

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Is it ever better to wait to get a hip replacement?

Is it ever better to wait to get a hip replacement?

Hip prostheses: typically last 15 years or so. Surgery has risks. Revisions are sometimes difficult. Thus I advise other treatments first for younger people like you to avoid your having many hip replacement and revision surgeries. Lifestyle modifications and proper exercise can be quite helpful. For example, Neal Barnard, MD wrote "Foods That Fight Pain," a very helpful book on nutrition for arthritis/pain. ...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