This statement provides recommendations to supplement practitioners in their clinical judgment regarding antibiotic prophylaxis for patients with a joint prosthesis. It is not intended as the standard of care nor as a substitute for clinical judgment as it is impossible to make recommendations for all conceivable clinical situations in which bacteremias may occur. The treating clinician is … Read the rest
Correct Hip Positioning
Keep your operated leg facing straight forward when sitting, walking, or lying down.
Do the Following:
Keep your knee lower than your operated hip.
Do Not Do The Following:
DO NOT cross your legs in any way. DO NOT turn your leg … Read the rest
Only your doctor can recommend exercises and stretches just for you after hip resurfacing surgery. We recommend you contact your doctor for the proper stretches if you are having problems.
About a month after the resurfacing of my left hip, I would experience an excruciating pain on that side whenever I would attempt to get up and walk after being in a deeply seated position (as in a car seat … Read the rest
Changing a tire at two weeks post op is not a good idea. We often forget that we are healing after major surgery and do things without thinking. Please think before doing any strenuous activities shortly after surgery. I think the people who do “really dumb things” realize it very quickly! Anyone that had major surgery and wants to do heavy work any time within the first six weeks is … Read the rest
|From the Hip Replacement Handbook by Brian McGrory|
By Brian McGroryBlood Clots Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart to body tissues and organs. Veins are blood vessels through which blood travels from all parts of the body back to the heart. A blood clot is a jelly-like mass of thickened blood. The body normally forms a blood
Introduction by Patricia Walter:
Occasionally people have hip device failures due to pushing too hard right after surgery or doing hard impact sports or activities too soon. There are stories of people with hip resurfacings that required revisions to THRs. Dr. Broder, a hip resurfacing patient and radiologist, explains why patients should be conservative during their post op recoveries. Most surgeons want patients to wait until at least 6 months
Stairs and Crutches
Use one crutch and the stair rail if present (only if the railing is stable and there is someone to carry the other crutch). Use two crutches if there is no stair rail.
It does not matter which side the stair rail is on.
If both crutches can be held in one hand safely, you can use both crutches on one side and the railing on
After having my left hip resurfaced in
July 2007, for my recovery I focused on PT exercises, water
walking and exercises, and swimming. I also gradually
increased my regular walking. I went from two crutches to
one crutch, to a cane, to nothing, then to one trekking pole
for trails with steep inclines and loose rocks. I was
reluctant to use two trekking poles, because I really didn’t
know how … Read the rest
Early Post Op Exercises
The exercises shown on this page are typical to what many
These exercises are important for increasing circulation to your