Recently, a strong emphasis has been placed on establishing rehabilitation protocols after primary total hip and knee arthroplasty in an attempt to shorten, improve, and standardize the postoperative period of recovery. Less invasive surgical techniques, patient demands, and the pressure of insurance regulations have forced postoperative rehabilitation to be placed on an expedited scale. With these concerns in mind, we introduce a pre- and postarthroplasty program involving the Pilates method. Modified exercises have been developed to account for the postoperative precautions and needs of total hip and knee arthroplasty patients. A patient-driven interest in the use … Read the Rest
Famous Physical Therapists Bob Schrupp and Brad Heineck describe the precautions that should be followed after undergoing an “Anterior” total hip replacement. Warning- Most hip replacements are not done with an anterior approach- you need to ask your surgeon.