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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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