Carilu Robinson’s successful physical therapy rehab from a Total Hip Replacement. Carilu was a competitive gymnast when she was younger. She believes all the competitions she was in, coupled with breast cancer & chemo later helped deteriorate her hip. Carilu’s physical activities had really slowed down from the constant pain. After 18 months of hip pain,
The typical time in the hospital following a total hip arthroplasty/replacement can range from about one to three days. There are several important things to consider when planning to go home.
One of the most important things to understand about returning home after a total hip replacement are your movement precautions.
Following your hip replacement surgery, your physical therapist will perform a thorough evaluation on the first day to assess where you are in the healing process after surgery. The physical therapist will create a plan of care to address your specific deficits and limitations while maintaining your surgical precautions until cleared by your surgeon.
Total hip arthroplasty, or total hip replacement, is an elective surgical intervention that involves removing the damaged femoral head and cartilage of the acetabulum and replacing it with prosthetic components. This surgical intervention is indicated for patients battling hip pain associated with severe arthritis, osteonecrosis, or problems related to fractures of the hip.
Kay Eusepi needed a hip replacement due to osteoarthritis that began many years ago. She had her right hip replaced eight years ago, but didn’t want to wait as long with the left hip once she started having pain, like she did with her right one. After about five months of pain, she decided it was time to have the left hip replaced as well.
My case is just an example of denial. I cannot remember an exact instance or particular reason for my hip issues. I started having pain in my right hip about five years ago. But in the past year, when acupuncture and steroids could no long help, I decided to talk about total hip replacement surgery.
Total Hip Replacement can be a life-changing option for patients suffering with the pain and disability associated with end-stage osteoarthritis. By the year 2030, over 500,000 hip replacements are expected to be performed annually. Many patients experience anxiety about the idea of having a hip replacement. Fortunately, the rates of complications are very low and the rates of successful outcomes are very high.