Many patients facing hip replacement surgery want to know more about what is being placed in their body. In this video Dr. Dan Albright, an orthopedic surgeon from Raleigh, NC, explains the different types of hip prosthetics and the different materials from which their made.
Recovering From Total Hip Replacement Surgery
When faced with total hip replacement surgery, most patients' number one concern is how long will they be laid up? Being up and mobile is important for people to feel independent.
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?
Patients whо are overweight аnd contemplating hiр replacement surgery should make losing weight аn important goal before аnd after surgery. Studies have shown that overweight patients who reduce their weight before hiр surgery, have аn easier аnd quicker recuperation.
Hip replacement surgery is a complicated procedure. It not only involves skill and expertise from the surgeon but also compliance and the right attitude by the patient. If you're about to face a hip replacement surgery, it would be beneficial to know what will happen afterward.
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?
Anterior Hip Replacement is one of the most minimally invasive techniques designed to replace both the socket and the ball of the joint.
This technique makes possible a less traumatic surgery involving smaller incisions. Thus, the recovery time for a total hip replacement is reduced
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.