Life after Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip Replacement Surgery is a widely acclaimed surgery for the patients suffering from severe hip problems. Thousands of citizens in India are inching towards hip replacement surgery for alleviating the hip pain. Hip surgery has become common and it is always helpful to know about the Hip Surgery and the rehabilitation that follows. Timeline for each surgery period differs from patients to patients.

What is Hip Replacement Surgery:

Hip replacement is a medical procedure where worn or damaged surfaces of the hip bones are replaced with artificial parts or surfaces. During surgery, a new artificial head and socket are cemented or pinned into the femur and pelvis.

Expectations of patients after surgery:

  • Reduction in pain
  • A more mobility infused joint movement
  • Easier daily activities

Once the surgery on the hip is done, patients are expected to move out of bed and walk for a while. Pain after hip replacement is often alleviated with the help of the medicines provided by the doctors.

Possible complications after surgery:

Serious infections, such as a hip joint infection, occur in less than 2 percent of patients. The most common cause of infection occurs when bacteria enters the bloodstream during dental procedures, urinary tract infections or skin infections. Blood clots are also one of the unintended consequence after a successful surgery.

What next? Rehabilitation is the next step:

Activity and exercise is a regular part of the post hip replacement surgery process. Start the day to regain the use of your joint and muscles. The physical therapist who handles the post-surgery recovery will work towards alleviating the fitness of the hip by aiding in the use of a walking aid, such as a walker, a cane or crutches. With regular efforts, one can see the gradual acceptance of the body in walking without assistance.

Dr Chirag Patel hip replacement surgery is advocated for the patients suffering from severe hip pain and by following the due process of post hip replacement care, one can expect to be pain free.

Making modifications to the resident home for the speeding up of rehabilitation:

Proper handrails along all stairs in the house

Shower bench or chair

Raised toilet seat

Stable chair with firm seat cushion

Reaching stick to grab objects

Firm pillows to raise the hips above the knees when sitting

Removing loose carpets and electrical cords that might make a person trip.

Follow up:

Regular follow up with the surgeon is advisable for the patients. Regular briefing and check by doctors would allow you a feedback on the healing process of the hip. Further recovery with improving strength will occur for six to 12 months.

Reach out to us for answers to your questions about Knee & joint replacement. Dr Chirag Patel at Kiran Hospital Surat, Call +917574887777.