What is Total Hip Replacement?
Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the hip joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant.
What does it involve?
When is hip replacement needed?
Several hip problems occur that result from many years of wear and tear, disease or injury. The ones that commonly lead to a need for hip replacement are:
What is the post surgery treatment protocol?
When can the patient first walk after hip replacement?
The patient can walk with support on the second day after surgery.
When can the patient return home after hip replacement?
If there are no complications, the patient can be discharged after 72 hours. And in a month, he/she can return to their regular work.
What precautions must a patient take after hip replacement?
How can patients protect the replaced hip joint in the long term?
Running and contact sports are to be avoided as they are too strenuous. Swimming is encouraged as it increases muscle strength, and improves mobility and stamina.