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Recovering From Total Hip Replacement Surgery
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.
How is too old for hip replacement surgery or a total hip replacement? Is there an age when orthopedic surgeons won’t recommend this surgery for their patients? In this video, Dr. Dan Albright from the Raleigh Orthopedic Clinic discusses age limitations on receiving total hip replacement surgery.
Many patients are concerned about becoming addicted to pain medications they are prescribed after major surgery.
After a patient has undergone hip replacement surgery, two tools can be used to measure the function and pain the patient is experiencing. These scoring methods are The Harris Hip Score (HHS) and The Oxford Hip Score (OHS).