- Patients Who Live Alone Can Recover Effectively and Safely at Home
- Post Op Tips by Dr. Gross Patients
- About Clunking Noises in my new hip
- How Long Will My Hip Continue to Swell and Hurt?
- What Equipment Will I Need At Home After Surgery by Patricia Walter
- FAQ Post Op Questions
- When do the stitches or staples have to be removed?
- When Can I Go Up and Down Stairs After
…a new study to be presented Thursday, March 16, at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), found that even patients who live alone can recover effectively and safely at home…
…(The Study) involved 769 patients undergoing primary THR or TKR. Of these, 138 patients lived alone and 631 lived with other people. In both groups, patients age 75 … Read the rest
Patients often rely on information from other patients that have already had surgery. Of course, you should always ask you own surgeon what pre op and post op information they can supply.
Dr. Gross patients have posted suggestions for others after their surgery:
and some generic suggestions for post op exercises, of course you should follow your own surgeons suggestions first.
Dr. De Smet
The clunking noises and clicking feeling in the first 6 months after surgery is a temporary decoaptation of both components. This means that the two big metal parts of the prosthesis come apart and come together again. Having a large diameter this gives no wear of the prosthesis and will not destroy anything. Because of the release of the capsule around the hip to be able to … Read the rest
Dr. De Smet
How long will my leg continue to swell and hurt?
The pain usually decreases rapidly during the first days, but discomfort can continue for a couple of months. The swelling is due to alterations in fluid return up the limb, and will gradually diminish, but may take a couple of months or longer. Mobilization, exercise, stockings and elevation helps.… Read the rest
What Equipment Will I Need At Home After Surgery?
Everyone has slightly different needs. There are some basic items almost everyone needs and then there are things that some people want and others just don’t need.
Crutches – Normally crutches are supplied by the hospital. I used elbow crutches and they are much easier to use than normal under the arm crutches. Overseas hospitals use elbow crutches while … Read the rest
Dr. De Smet
When can I go up and down stairs?
You should learn to walk stairs with the physiotherapist at the hospital a few days after the operation on ndividual basis.<… Read the rest
Features information from patients and doctors
Psoas tendinitis is an important reason for groin pain in resurfacing surgery. This is peculiar to resurfacing as the cup for resurfacing is a very large profile ie half a sphere. Nearly all THR cups are only portions (arc) of a hemisphere.
Hence if the antero-posterior orientation i.e., version of the cup is marginally off the … Read the rest