While hip replacement is an outpatient surgery, patients need to undergo appropriate rehabilitation and recovery to achieve the best results.
Joint 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.
Doctors commonly prescribe physical therapy to restore strength and improve mobility for patients who have had orthopedic procedures like joint replacements or surgical solutions for inflammatory arthritis.
Many suffer from both knee and hip pain and need replacements for both. When in this situation, which one do you replace first? Does it matter? The answer is yes.
Joint Replacement surgery is known as Arthroplasty in medical terminology and applies to any process where the natural joint is replaced with an artificial implant. Joints require replacement when they are not functioning due to wear, disease, or injury.