Hips For You is a guide to Total hip replacement (THR), hip problems and hip treatments. Hips For You is not controlled by medical companies, doctors or hospitals. It it a patient reference to Hip Replacement and Hip Problems including: hip replacement articles, doctor information and personal THR stories.
Published on Jul 11, 2017
Published on Jul 26, 2017 – Mark Herr, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Olmsted Medical Center, talks about total hip replacement.… Read the Rest
Published on Aug 2, 2017
Ed Crawford tells us about how he gradually began to give up the acitivities he enjoyed because of his growing hip pain. Whether it was riding his bicycle or motorcycle, or even doing yoga, the pain in his hip became too much to bear. Ed decided to visit us at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute. After a consultation with Dr. Grayson, Ed had us perform his hip replacement at an FOI … Read the Rest
Published on Sep 24, 2017 – Dr. Michael Sumko utilizes muscle sparing total knee and Hip approaches to produce incredible results and return patients back to their activity levels more quickly. These minimally invasive approaches are availble to all usually no matter the severity of the disease as seen in this video. No pain medication! Home more quickly, less time in therapy! Recover more quickly!
Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 20 : A study has recently revealed that patients who live alone can be safely discharged and sent home from a hospital to recover from hip or knee replacement surgery.
The results question the belief that patients who live alone should routinely be sent to an inpatient rehabilitation facility after total joint replacement surgery before going home.
Researchers said, “Patients living alone had a safe and manageable recovery when discharged directly … Read the Rest
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