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Julie Firth, 73, a retired business manager and keen amateur ballroom dancer is back on the dance floor several nights a week after the operation in Leeds transformed her life…
…Previously she and her dance partner Tony Bowman, who enjoy taking part in dancing competitions at amateur level, performed in front of an audience of thousands and won the competition on a P&O cruise in April 2016 judged by Craig … Read the Rest
A new study published today in The Lancet reveals that a simple questionnaire, combined with bone mineral density measurements for some, would help identify those at risk of hip fracture.
Approximately one in three women and one in five men aged over 50 year will suffer a fragility fracture during their remaining lifetime. In the UK around 536,000 people suffer fragility fractures each year, including 79,000 hip fractures…
…A total of … Read the Rest
Trouble sleeping after joint replacement surgery? Is it safe to sleep on your side after surgery? Can’t sleep after hip replacement surgery at all? After hip replacement surgery lying on your surgical side is uncomfortable and isn’t good for your incision. It can cause fluid collection around the incision site. Avoid lying on incision until after the 6 week mark or later. Your body will let you know when it becomes more comfortable. Laying on … Read the Rest
Water therapy after joint replacement surgery: an infection risk? This calls to attention the importance of wound care. A lot of people like aqua therapy- it’s low impact and generally approved by your care team. There are a lot of benefits to aqua therapy. The issue is when is it safe to submerge a surgical wound safely? When the wound is closed and when there’s no discharge, then it’s basically healed. There’s a lot of … Read the Rest
Discover how hip replacement surgery frees woman from pain and immobility in this patient testimonial. Yvonne couldn’t climb into the bathtub, bend over or tie her shoes. She was unable to get up off the floor or even stand for a few minutes at a time. That all changed after she consulted with Dr. James D. Hoffman, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at South Florida Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. “Now I can do all of those … Read the Rest
Guitar Slinger Hockey Published on Oct 30, 2017
This video is about my journey from having a total hip replacement to getting back on the ice as a hockey player and referee. It is a LONG video which took six months to make and probably only applies to people who really want the details of playing hockey with a hip replacement. If this person is you, sit back, grab some popcorn and get settled for … Read the Rest
Published on May 17, 2016 Susan Mong spent years riding her horse until a hip injury sidelined her. She spent time researching places to have surgery and realized she was in great hands with the team at the University of Virginia. Now, Susan has been reunited with her horse and is riding almost daily. … Read the Rest
Published on Jul 25, 2017 Johanna Faricelli is an equestrian with a passion for all things horses. After starting to feel pain both in her hip and back, she traveled from Florida to New York to seek care at HSS. Johanna underwent a hip replacement with Dr. Seth Jerabek and two spinal surgeries with Dr. Darren Lebl, and has now returned to the stables and is officially back in the game! … Read the Rest
Published on Oct 25, 2017 Patient returns 3 weeks after hip replacement with Dr. Lige Kaplan. He is not using a cane and has no limp. … Read the Rest
Published on Jun 1, 2016 The non operative management of hip arthritis is discussed including physiotherapy, anti-inflammatories, narcotics, activity modification and more.… Read the Rest
Published on May 27, 2016 A question regarding dental procedures or minor surgical procedures and the use of antibiotics to prevent an infection after someone has had a total joint replacement is discussed.… Read the Rest