What Should I Expect After Total Hip Replacement Surgery
What should I expect after total hip replacement surgeryé Hello. My name is Dan Albright. I'm an orthopedic surgeon in Raleigh, North Carolina. I specialize in hip replacement surgery and hip arthritis surgery. I started in practice in Raleigh in 1994 and I'd like to walk you through, briefly, after you have a hip replacement what can you expect. You go to the recovery room and then within two
hours you're up on the floor and my goal is to get you out of bed within 34 hours after surgery. The sooner you're up, the quicker you recover. I do the anterior approach to the hip which is the muscle sparing, muscle splitting operation and it's easier to get up, in my opinion. Most people are up the same day then home the next day. Which is a real advantage to the anterior approach. So the majority of people are going home
by the first day after surgery, later in the day after receiving physical therapy, after learning how to go up and down stairs, after getting yourself to the bathroom and after getting independent. Some patients will go home the second day after surgery. Then when you go home what should you expecté Therapy comes to your house. The therapy is straightforward. I have norestrictions on your movement. First day you can squat if you want. I'm not pushing squatting. There are no restrictions to bending. You can tie your shoes the first day.
That's another big advantage to the anterior approach to the hip for surgery. Therapy will walk you at home, they'll show you some exercises, work on stairs, work on getting from a walker to a cane (the sooner the better) and then after a week or two, you'll see me in the office then move therapy in the gymnasium, a therapy gym. Bring you on a stationary bike and get working harder with therapy. Therapy is straightforward. It's walking and moving your
muscles and that's the main part after surgery. For elderly folks, 70yearsold or older, you can expect a two to three month healing process. For younger than that, it's 12 month healing process. Then after that, you feel good. The hip replacement becomes part your body. You even forget it's there. Which is the beauty of this technology. So we have a real program. When you do a lot of hip replacements, it's a real program and system we have in the
with therapy so it's nice. It's a real routine . This is good research and a good technology. So those are the main points about what you can expect after hip replacement operation. If you would like to know more, my website is danalbrightmd . You can go there for information. For appointments my number is 9198636808. Thanks.
Hip Exercises After Your Joint Replacement Surgery
Hello, my name is Megan McCormick a physicaltherapist from BarnesJewish . Today I will go through your required exercisesneeded before and after your hip replacement surgery. Having the best strength for yournew joint begins now. I encourage you to pause the tutorial when needed and practice each exerciseindividually. In addition, please remember to consult your physician before startingthis exercise program. Today we have one of our former patients who will demonstrate theexercises. Hello, my name is Chris Simons. I am 48 years old; currently I am 26 weekspostsurgery and credit my successful recovery
to not only the care I received from my WashingtonUniversity orthopedic physician, but the vigorous rehab schedule that I followed. We will nowbe demonstrating ankle pumps.This exercise can be performed in sitting or while lyingdown. Knees may be bent or straightened. If you keep your knees straight, you will feela better stretch in your calf muscle on the back of your leg.Bend and straighten yourankles slowly. Move through the full range of motion from pointing toes like a ballerinato pulling toes up toward body, feeling the stretch in the back of your calves. Be sureto move at the ankle joint, not moving just
your toes. Remember to do 10 repetitions ofeach exercise two times a day. We will now demonstrate glute sets or buttocks squeezes. Lie on your back in bed with both legs fully extended straight and supported in the bed. Squeezeyour buttocks or butt cheeks firmly together. You should see your pelvis lift upward duringthis movement. Hold for 5 seconds. Then relax your buttocks. Do not hold your breath duringthe 5 second hold. Do not tilt your hips forward or contract your abdominals. Remember to do each exercise 10 repetitions two times per day.
We will now be demonstrating heel slides.Lie on your back in your bed with your legs extended. Keep your heel in contact with the bed asyou slowly slide your heel up toward your buttock, while bending your knee up. Keepingyour heel on the bed will ensure you are not bending your hip more than 90 degrees.Your knee can either stay midline and point up toward the ceiling or you may pull the kneeup and away from your body. Using a slick surface, such as a cookie sheet beneath yourheel helps to decrease the friction between you and the bed, making the movement easier.Remember to do 10 repetitions of each exercise two times a day.
The next exercise is theleg side slides. Following surgery you will perform this exercise in bed. Today Chriswill be demonstrating the leg slide on the floor. Remember that Chris is 26 weeks postsurgery. You may need to scoot toward the center of bed in order to have room to safelyperform this exercise. Lie on your back with legs fully extended. Slide one leg out tothe side as far as you can. Slide the leg back in to staring midline position. Do notcross your legs or the midline of your body. Keep your knee straight and your toes pointed upward toward the ceiling during the entire movement.
Using a slick surface, such as thick trash bag ora cookie sheet beneath your heel helps to decrease the friction between you and thebed, making the movement easier. Do not lift your leg or allow your knee to bend up duringthe movement. Your entire leg should remain in contact with the bed during the movement. Remember to perform each exercise 10 repetitions two times per day. We will now be demonstratingshort arc quads or mini kicks. Lie on your back in bed. Place a firm roll approximately810 inches in diameter, such as a pillow, a large coffee can or an unopened 2 liter bottleof soda with a towel wrapped around it, under