What kind of physical therapy do you
recommend for your resurfacing patients and for how long ?
Everything like they feel. For general rehab you could take 6
weeks, 3 months. If patients want to progress harder they can
have longer or more frequent physiotherapy, but this would then
be more like fitness training ! Physiotherapy in resurfacing is
more guiding the patients then making them to work out exercises
too fast and too hard. Passive forced flexion of the hip should
not be done. It will often lead to groin pain.
Dr. MontWhen do you recommend water therapy and what
do you recommend?Various surgeons
differ but I allow pool exercises after sutures are out (10-12
days). Remember the water reduces
gravity by 50 to 90%.However, one can also overdo
it and vigorous swimming not recommended early. I love water
exercises. You can only do so much exercises and then it can get
detrimental – but I say unlimited water walking.