What movements are contraindicated following a total hip replacement?

Anterior total hip. No specific hip precautions for a direct anterior approach hip replacement. Patient can bend over immediately to tie his/her shoes.
Motion restrictions. After a tha, the patient needs to limit the following: 1. Try not to bend the hip past 90 degrees until the doctor has given an ok. 2. No adduction. This means the knee of the operative leg should not cross the mid-line of the body. 3. No internal rotation. This means the foot point forward or outward. It should not point toward the other foot.
It depends... Early movement restrictions are based on the surgical method used. Extreme positions need to be avoided in the first 6 weeks no matter what. If an anterior approach is used, hyperextension combined with rotating the foot outward can be a problem. If a posterior approach is used, the risky move is hip flexion (bringing hip up to chest) combined with internal rotation.

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What movements are constrained following a total hip replacement?

THA. Hip precautions for posterior approach usually to limit hip flexion greater than 90 degrees, crossing legs past midline. Hip precautions for anterior approach usually less, but limit extremes of hyperextension and extremes of external rotation.
It depends... Early movement restrictions are based on the surgical method used. Extreme positions need to be avoided in the first 6 weeks no matter what. If an anterior approach is used, hyperextension combined with rotating the foot outward can be a problem. If a posterior approach is used, the risky move is hip flexion (bringing hip up to chest) combined with internal rotation.
Few if any. Total hip replacement should restore motion in an arthritic hip, often to the range that was present before arthritis developed. Implant position can impair some movement and some hip positions may be discouraged by your surgeon (ie: the splits, excessive hip rotation, hyperflexion with internal rotation, or some yoga positions).

I am 6 days post op total hip replacement. Can I take miralax (polyethylene glycol) twice daily until bowel movement?

Yes. Especially if it's been several days or since before your surgery that you had a full bowel movement. Try one dose first and see if that helps. If not, then move on to two doses a day which should certainly help you have some kind of movement and relief. Good luck!

Is it possible to have severe nerve damage following a total hip replacement?

Nerve. Depending on the surgical approach there are several nerves that are at risk. In posterior approaches the sciatic nerve can be damaged or stretched. In the anterior approach the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve and the femoral nerve are at risk. If a nerve is injured it can recover but in some cases it can be permanent.

Is total hip replacement a very common procedure?

YES. Total hip replacements are one of the most common procedures performed. Over 285, 000 are performed yearly in the USA.
Yes. More than 250, 000 hip replacements are performed in the US each year. Hip replacement is one of the most successful procedures in medicine measured in terms of patient satisfaction and improvement in function. Many hospitals have total joint programs which prepare patients and families for surgery and closely follow them after surgery and during post op therapy.

How many people under 56 have had a total hip replacement?

Overal l a small % The number of people under 60 who have hip replacements is growing. It is a small percentage of the overall number of replacements but still a large number nationally. A younger person must understand that there is a good chance that they will need a revision or second hip replacement in the future.
Hip under 55. The exact number is unknown but the number of patients having this procedure under 55 has been increasing.

How can you treat minimally invasive total hip replacement?

Muscle sparing surg. Min invasive surgery is a bit of a misnomer. Tthe key issue is min damaging or muscle sparing surgery while successfully placing the hip implants securely and correctly. This is best accomplished through the direct anterior approach. The less muscle damage- the quicker recovery and less pain. This technique allows a more stable implant and more accurate leg legnth determination.
MIS is a MISnomer. There nothing minimally invasive about removing the femoral head and neck and replacing the hip with metal. Having said that, there are less destructive ways of accessing the hip joint than those developed in the 1960s.

How long is the recovery for having a total hip replacement?

6-12 weeks. Usually 6 to 12 weeks but depending on the surgery and the individual this can vary.
Hip recovery. In general it takes 3 to 6 months to recover after hip replacement. If your surgery is done through a posterior approach then recovery may take longer if it is done via a direct anterior approach recovery may be shorter.

What is the difference between a hip replacement and total hip replacement?

They are the same. A total hip replacement involved putting in a cup fixed to the pelvis, and a stem with a ball on top, into the femur. This creates an artificial ball and socket joint. Other types of hip replacement include partial hip (same type of stem) with a large ball that articulates with the native socket in the pelvis, used often in hip fractures. Hip resurfacing is another form of hip replacement.