Hip Replacement Articles

How Long Do Hip Replacements Last?

How Long Do Hip Replacements Last?

Jun 14, 2015

Many factors contribute to an artificial hip's lifetime, including the patient's physical condition, activity level, and weight, as well as the accuracy of placement during surgery.

How Much Does Hip Surgery Cost?

Jun 14, 2015

The cost of a total hip implant varies, depending on the type of implant used. Generally, the hospital purchases the implant and includes it as part of the total cost for the surgery. The ultimate cost for hip replacement surgery is specific to the hospital where the surgery is performed. Please contact the hospital accounting office to get an estimate of the charges for surgery.

How Soon Can I Get Back To Normal Activities?

Jun 14, 2015

In the months following your hip surgery, you'll most likely be advised to take it easy and modify your positioning to keep pressure off of your hip while it's healing.

Making Your Home 'Recovery Ready'

Jun 14, 2015

A little time spent getting your home ready before your surgery can make a big difference in your recovery. Here are some helpful hints for around the house:

Managing Your Own Stress While Caring For Another

Jun 14, 2015

Caregiver stress is a daily fact of life for many caregivers. Caregiving often takes a great deal of time, effort, and work. Many caregivers struggle to balance their lives including full-time jobs and caring for children.1

Postsurgical Hip Rehab

Postsurgical Hip Rehab

Jun 14, 2015

As soon as you are back in your hospital room, you may begin a gentle rehabilitation program to help strengthen the muscles around your new hip and regain your range of motion. On the day of surgery you may be asked to sit on the edge of the bed and dangle your feet. You will also learn how to protect your new hip while doing daily activities.  

Preparing For Hip Replacement Surgery

Jun 14, 2015

If you and your surgeon decide that total hip replacement is right for you, a date will be scheduled for your surgery. Several things may be necessary to prepare for surgery. For example, your surgeon might ask you to have a physical examination by your primary care physician. This will help to ensure that other health problems you may have, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, will be identified and treated before surgery.  

Questions To Ask Before Hip Surgery

Jun 14, 2015

Here's a list of questions that may be helpful to ask your doctor before your hip surgery. We suggest you print this list and take it with you on your appointment.

Questions To Ask Your Doctor About Hip Pain

Jun 14, 2015

Here's a list of questions that may be helpful to ask your doctor when discussing your hip pain. We suggest you print this list and take it with you to your appointment. It’s also a good idea to keep a record of your hip pain to share with your doctor at the same time.

Regaining Mobility After Surgery

Regaining Mobility After Surgery

Jun 14, 2015

The following are some ways to help incorporate movement after you've had hip replacement surgery. Discuss these techniques with your orthopedist before attempting them. Your physical therapist may modify some of these techniques depending on your particular situation (e.g., age, weight, and procedure).

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