MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Orthopedic Doctor, Ratlam
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Who can undergo a total hip replacement surgery?
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Worsening of severe arthritis can lead to chronic pain and can impair the motion of the affected individual. Aging is one of the reasons for the degeneration of the hip joint. Bony fractures and hip bone fractures, too, can be the reasons for this surgical option chosen. The ideal candidate must belong to these three categories. But, this is an elective option that is chosen after meticulous analysis by the surgeon.
When is the physical therapy program started after this surgery?
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This is the first rehab program for the people who undergo the total hip replacement surgery. The physical therapy is started immediately but is very mild. The patient is required to sit in a chair while doing the exercises. The therapy is to ensure that the flexibility is gained faster.
Is the revision total hip replacement surgery necessary for all?
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This technically challenging surgery can be difficult to perform and is required only when the initial prostheses becomes loose or wears out. The difficulty is because of the age of the revision patient, who is often older and has developed other medical conditions over a period of time.
Is sleeping on the back mandatory after a total hip replacement surgery?
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The patient has to sleep on the back for 8 weeks after the operation. One can sleep on the non-operative side after 4 weeks with the pillow in-between the knees. In case of drainage in the incision, one has to stick to sleeping on the back.
Is driving possible after total hip joint replacement surgery?
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Hip replacement does not leave you disabled. You can return to regular activities slowly. Driving can be resumed after 4 weeks, once you are comfortable with it.