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?
Joint Replacement Surgery
Although this surgery has become routine, there are still people who worry about dislocation after the surgery. Dislocation is a rare occurrence, but it does happen. In this video, Dr. Dan Albright, an orthopedic surgeon discusses why this occurs and tips on how to prevent it.
Some of the causes of hip pain are arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis or a hip fracture. These conditions may require a patient to undergo total hip replacement if medication and therapy are not viable options.
Many patients are concerned about becoming addicted to pain medications they are prescribed after major surgery.
There are signs a patient may experience that indicate hip arthritis or an impaired hip joint which should be treated by hip replacement surgery.
Osteoarthritis (OA), a chronic condition that causes the cartilage between the joints to wear out, is the most prominent form of arthritis. The absence of cushion causes bones to rub and grind together, causing swelling, stiffness, and pain. Doctors may prescribe physical therapy, a knee brace, or oral medication. However, if a patent continues to experience severe pain, swelling or extensive joint damage, knee injections or a full knee replacement is recommended.
Hip and knee replacement is one of the most widely performed surgical procedures in the world.
Two Patient Reported Outcomes that surgeons use to assess the success of arthroplasty are the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) Osteoarthritis Index and the Oxford Knee Score.