Total hip replacement

Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Description:

Removal of Arthritis and replace with metal, plastic and/or ceramic

Alternatives:

Do Nothing; Medicines; Physical Therapy; Injections

Goals:

Relieve pain, Improve function

Hospital:

3 day stay, Physical Therapy, discharge to home or rehabilitation center

Therapy:

Exercises in hospital and at home, supervised by physical therapist

Off Work:

Depends on job, approximately 6 - 2 weeks

Driving:

No driving for 3 - 4 weeks, then when off pain medicine and feel safe

Weight bearing:

Full weight bearing and walking in the hospital day of or after surgery

Assistive devices:

Walker usage up to 3 weeks

Pain Control:

Narcotic pain medicine

Swimming:

When incision has completely healed or instructed by the doctor

Dental work:

We request you have all dental procedures done prior to your surgery. You will require an antibiotic prior to any dental work for a minimum of 2 years after your surgery

Medical Clearance:

You will need medical clearance from your primary doctor and/or cardiologist prior to surgery

Traveling:

Please do not plan on traveling for a minimum of 6 weeks. Please notify Dr. Curcione if travel is considered within the first 3 months after surgery

Complications:

Anesthesia, Bleeding, Infection, Stiffness, Damage to nerve/blood vessel/ ligament, Fracture, Blood clot, Lung Clot, Medical, Failure/loosening of implant, Failure to achieve goals, Leg length Discrepancy

Dr. Curcione explains Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Orthopedics

Your musculoskeletal system, which comprises 206 bones that are connected by joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves, protects your internal organs, supports your weight, and allows you to move. It's a complex, interdependent system where even a minor disruption can result in discomfort.

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