The hip swivel and golf backswing that used to be so easy can now literally bring you to your knees. Moving around without pain may be possible again with total hip replacement surgery.
The decision to see a hip replacement surgeon (aka orthopedic surgeon) is not taken lightly. Knowing what to expect will assist with a speedy recovery.
While there are several types of hip replacement approaches, Anterior Hip Replacement is considered the best and most popular approach because of its quicker recovery period.
Hip replacement surgery is becoming a common procedure for people with chronic hip pain or mobility issues. So once the surgery is done, how long will it take to get back to an active life?
Although anterior hip replacement surgery is a less invasive procedure than the posterior approach, the body still needs time to heal and adapt. So, what happens post-surgery and how long before a patient is up and walking after anterior hip replacement surgery?