Recovering from Hip Replacement

Recovering from Hip ReplacementPain management is an important part of the recovery process. Pre-operative education regarding pain, discomfort, medication and other pain management techniques is important for a smooth recovery. In order to keep the joint flexible, building strength and increasing the range of motion are necessary and can be accomplished by participating in physical therapy and other exercise programs. A positive attitude and a solid support network (friends, family and/or patient groups) will do wonders to help a total hip replacement patient through the recovery process.
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Recovering from Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Recovery Time While each person will recover from hip surgery at a different rate, many doctors will advise you to allow 10-12 weeks before returning to light duty work or office jobs. Returning to work time is longer if your […]

Reducing Post-Operative Pain from Hip Replacement

For hip replacement patients, post-operative pain is among the top concerns prior to surgery. To be honest, there’s not an awful lot a person with an arthritic hip can do before hip replacement surgery to lessen postoperative pain. When […]

How long does it take to recover from total hip replacement surgery?

Perhaps the most common questions patients have about hip replacement are regarding the recovery process and recovery time. There is no definite answer, as each individual’s situation differs significantly from anyone else’s, but typically patients return to normal activity […]

How much time will I have to be off work for hip replacement surgery?

Recovery after hip replacement surgery involves a slow process of rehabilitation. Swelling remains a serious issue for most patients. While each person will recover at a different rate, doctors expect patients to return to work between six and eight […]

How do I manage pain after total hip replacement surgery?

Patients about to undergo hip replacement surgery have many questions, and among the most common are those relating to pain management. Post-operative hip replacement patients want to know whether they will be able to sleep properly on pain medication, how […]

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Hip Replacement Recovery: Exercises & Physical Therapy After Surgery

One of the most rewarding things to look forward to after hip replacement surgery is regaining mobility and independence that were previously compromised by an arthritic hip. In addition to getting adequate rest and managing your post-operative pain, the […]

How successful is hip replacement surgery?

How successful is hip replacement surgery?

Total hip replacement is one of the most successful and cost effective interventions in medicine with over 310,000 such procedures performed in the United States in 2010.1 The incidence of hip replacements increased by 49% between 2000 and 20101 due […]

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Pain Medication and Addiction after Knee or Hip Surgery

The proper use of pain medication after knee replacement surgery or hip replacement surgery is a very important aspect of recovery. When your post-op pain is controlled, your pain and stress is minimized and your body’s energies will focus on […]

Benefits of Online Communities for Hip Replacement Patients

Online patient communities and patient forums have sprouted up all across the web, focusing on conditions ranging from insomnia to cancer. Our own hip replacement forums have proven to be invaluable sources of support and information to thousands of members […]

Possible Hip Replacement Surgery Complications

Despite its complexity, hip replacement surgery is a procedure with a high success rate. Although any surgical procedure carries the risk of complications, they are quite rare. It is important for patients to understand these risks prior to […]