After discharge, hip replacement patients are given a list of movements to avoid (like deep bending), physical therapy recommendations, and other advice to ensure a successful recovery.
The hip is where the femur (thigh bone) meets the pelvis in a ball and socket joint. The hip can undergo degenerative changes due to arthritis, and surgery may be necessary to relieve pain from the condition. There are many surgical options to treat hip pain due to arthritis, including total replacement of the hip joint, and more.
The vast majority of total hip replacement surgeries are successful, although a low percentage risk of complications such as dislocation, allergic reactions, infection, do occur.
Read a detailed, step-by-step description of a total hip replacement surgery, a procedure to relieve hip pain and restore function from arthritis.
A person recovering from hip replacement surgery wants to know when they can drive, return to work, participate in sports, and have sex again.