Sometimes a painful hip is caused by sleeping in an irregular position at night, or perhaps an injury while exercising. In more severe circumstances of chronic pain, however, hip replacement surgery may be necessary.
Hip replacement surgery will keep you in the hospital for only a few days, but when you get home, the second part of your recovery begins. A regular exercise regimen is vital to help prevent complications (like blood clots), improve motion of the hip and help you gradually return to normal day-to-day activities.
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The overall inflammation and degeneration of the cartilage cause pain, sometimes to the point that mobility becomes a problem. When mobility becomes a problem knee or hip replacement surgery may become necessary.
So the hip replacement surgery is done, now what? Dr. Dan Albright, an orthopedic surgeon in Raleigh, North Carolina explains what happens next. He discusses what happens in the hospital and then what to expect in rehab and back at home.