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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. Ralph Wharton
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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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