Getting into the CarBack up to the front car seat until you feel it on the back of your legs. Slide your operated leg forward, reach back with both hands, and slowly lower yourself into the seat.
Scoot yourself across the car seat, keeping your operated leg straight. Slowly turn your body so you are facing forward.It may be more comfortable to ride in the back seat if you have a four-door car.
Sit down on the edge of the bed, reaching back with one hand at a time. Enter the bed by supporting your upper body with your arms and bringing your legs into the bed. You may need help to keep your legs apart. Reverse this when you get out of bed.
When you are lying in bed, you can sleep on either side ONLY if you have a pillow between your legs.
Use your blue foam pillow while sleeping for at least six weeks after your surgery.
Early Post Op Exercises The exercises shown on this page are typical to what many surgeons suggest after hip replacement surgery. Your surgeon may specify different exercises and you should only do what your own surgeon suggests for your particular case. These exercises are important for increasing circulation to your legs and feet to prevent blood clots. They also are important to strengthen muscles and to improve your hip movement. You may begin these exercises in the recovery room shortly after surgery. It may feel uncomfortable at first, but these exercises will speed your recovery and reduce your postoperative … Read the Rest
The top of your crutches should reach between 1 and 1 1/2 inches below your armpits while you stand up straight.
The handgrips of the crutches should be even with the top of your hip line.
Your elbows should bend a bit when you use the handgrips.
Hold the top of the crutches tightly to your sides, and use your hands to absorb the weight. Don’t let the tops of the crutches press into your armpits.
Lean forward slightly and put your crutches about one foot ahead of you. Begin your step as if you were going … Read the Rest
How to Use a CaneUpdated 7/2/09
Proper Positioning The top of your cane should reach to the crease in your wrist when you stand up straight. Your elbow should bend a bit when you hold your cane. Hold the cane in the hand opposite the side that needs support.
Walking When you walk, the cane and your injured leg swing and strike the ground at the same time. To start, position your cane about one small stride ahead and step off on your injured leg. Finish the step with your normal leg.
Stairs To climb stairs, grasp the handrail (if … Read the Rest
Guidelines by the American Dental Association and Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsAntibiotic Prophylaxis for Dental Patients with Total Joint Replacements
An expert panel of dentists, orthopaedic surgeons and infectious disease specialists, convened by the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) performed a thorough review of all available data to determine the need for antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent hematogenous prosthetic joint infections in dental patients who have undergone total joint arthroplasties. The result is this report, which has been adopted by both organizations as an advisory statement. The panel’s conclusion: Antibiotic prophylaxis is not indicated … Read the Rest
Activities After a Hip ReplacementUpdated 7/20/09After a hip replacement, you may expect your lifestyle after the surgery to be a lot like the way it was before, but without the pain. In many ways, you are right, but it will take time. You need to be a partner in the healing process to ensure a successful outcome.You will be able to resume most activities; however, you may have to change how you do them. For example, you will have to learn new ways of bending down that keep your new hip safe. The suggestions you find here will help you … Read the Rest
Sexual function after a total hip replacement
Will I be able to resume sexual relations now that my hip has been replace?
Most patients are able to resume safe and enjoyable intercourse after hip replacement. The hip pain and stiffness that was noted before surgery will disappear, and you will find your hip to be pain-free and have better motion. However, it may take several weeks before you are comfortable with you new hip. … Read the Rest
Aquatic Therapy: Faster Recovery for Total Hip Replacements
By John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC, Owner of Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates 03/11/14
There are 120,000 hip replacement surgeries done each year in the United States (NIH). The fastest way to recover from hip replacement surgery is to begin the rehabilitation process as soon as possible. Often, pain levels and healing time impact the ability to start physical therapy. However, aquatic therapy can be the first integral step to recovery. Aquatic therapy uses the physical properties of water to assist the patient in healing and exercise performance. Fortunately, the pain … Read the Rest
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…According to Dr Parvizi, “Dislocation after total hip arthroplasty is a distressful complication for both the patient and the surgeon. Although prevention of hip instability is considered to be of utmost importance by orthopedic surgeon, dislocation remains the second most common complications of total hip arthroplasty. Dislocation after primary THA occurs in 0.3% to more than 10% and in up to 28% of patients after revision THA. For treatment purposes, dislocation after THA can be placed into two temporal categories–early and late–based on the timing of onset. Early dislocation usually occurs in the … Read the Rest