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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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).