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Will I still be able to walk if my hip replacement was dislocated?

Will I still be able to walk if my hip replacement was dislocated?

No: A dislocation of a prosthetic hip is a very painful event. You will not be able to walk or move the hip without significant pain. A dislocated hip requires a manual reduction, usually done in an emergency room setting. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Had hip replacement 8 weeks ago all of a suddon had a lot of pain in lower back and buttocks hard to walk .Wondering if i would know if i dislocated.?

Had hip replacement 8 weeks ago all of a suddon had a lot of pain in lower back and buttocks hard to walk .Wondering if i would know if i dislocated.?

Dislocated total hip: Sudden onset new kind of pain is an alarm sign after hip replacement. Dislocation will make your leg short and rotated in an abnormal way and you will be unable to walk. Call your doctor as soon as possible and make arrangements for an evaluation. If you are unable to bear weight and your leg is short call 911 for a transfer to the closest er. ...Read more

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Grandma going to go in for a hip replacement. How long before will she be able to walk again?

Grandma going to go in for a hip replacement.  How long before will she be able to walk again?

Usually the next day: After uncomplicated hip replacements, physical therapy will start with patient the next day, walking and other exercises. I usually push for sitting, or standing at the bedside the evening of surgery. Normal walking patterns return between 2 to 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How could you know if you have dislocated your prosthetic hip joint after hip replacement surgery?

How could you know if you have dislocated your prosthetic hip joint after hip replacement surgery?

These Symptoms: Prosthetic hip dislocation is usually but not universally a dramatic, painful event. There is usually deformity (shortening of the leg), pain and the inability to walk. ...Read more

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I have awful thigh pain 3 months post op hip replacement and still have to walk with a stick. I can not get dressed properly or get in the bath, ?

Cemented or not?: How do the xrays of the stem look? If cementless may still be ingrowth occurring. Needs to be followed with xrays or further testing. ...Read more

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After hip replacement do you have to learn to walk all over again?

After hip replacement do you have to learn to walk all over again?

No: After hip replacement, physical therapy is indicated. The patient will need help and guidance getting range of motion, strength, and endurance back. However, the need is not as dramatic as having to learn how to walk again. ...Read more

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I had a total hip replacement 5 weeks ago and cannot walk or stand. Is that ok?

I had a total hip replacement 5 weeks ago and cannot walk or stand. Is that ok?

Possibly not: Most hip replacements done today are set up to walk and stand on immediately after surgery. While every patient recovers at a different rate, being unable to stand would be concerning to me as your surgeon. The soft tissues, your strength, and the stability of the components should be assessed by your surgeon. It may be something as simple as more physical therapy, which your doctor can order. ...Read more

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If you've had a hip replacement, how long does it take to walk again?

If you've had a hip replacement, how long does it take to walk again?

One day: Almost all of our patients walk the day of surgery or the next morning with a walker or crutches. Most can walk without a cane or walker by six weeks after the surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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