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How long is recovery after hip resurfacing?

How long is recovery after hip resurfacing?

Many hip resurfacing patients are back walking just 4 hours after surgery. The total time spent in hospital is approximately about one to two days. Within two or three weeks, most patients can get back to regular activities including driving.

What’s the typical recovery time after a hip resurfacing?

Like wise the activity level improves in a stepwise manner till the soft tissues also become normal. Patient is ready for sports (inclusive of contact sport) at about 3 months post-op. Using minimally invasive techniques, advanced multimodal pain management and rapid progression physical therapy, the recovery is quite rapid.

How is the femoral head replaced in a hip replacement?

In traditional hip replacement surgery, the surgeon removes your femoral head completely instead of just capping it with a metal covering. He or she also replaces the socket of the hip bone, just like in hip resurfacing surgery.

When to see Dr Moore after hip replacement?

• Your next follow up appointment with Dr Moore will be scheduled for 18 weeks from now (approximately 6 months from your surgery date). Occasionally, if Dr Moore has any concerns, he will consider seeing his patients for an early re-check 6 weeks from today’s appointment. Please remember that WE ARE HERE FOR YOU.

What should I do to prepare for hip resurfacing?

Ask your healthcare provider how you should plan to prepare for your surgery. Ask whether you should stop taking any medicines ahead of time, like blood thinners. If you are a smoker, you should try to quit before your surgery. Do not consume food or drink after midnight the night before your procedure.

What can you do after a hip resurfacing operation?

Then when the other crutch is also felt unnecessary, this is also discarded. Walking, climbing stairs or cycling can be done for long periods of time. There is no post –op restrictions after a Hip Resurfacing operation and the patient can use it as a ‘normal hip’.

In traditional hip replacement surgery, the surgeon removes your femoral head completely instead of just capping it with a metal covering. He or she also replaces the socket of the hip bone, just like in hip resurfacing surgery.

When to use crutches after hip replacement surgery?

For more details, see my discussion in the hip information section. Most patients are instructed to use two elbow crutches for three to four weeks after operation. You will then be advised to use one walking stick on the unoperated side for a further three to four weeks.

How long is the hospital stay for a hip replacement?

The hospital stay for total hip replacement or hip surface replacement is only one or two days and most patients do not even finish taking their prescription (#40) narcotic tablets after they go home. Crutches are only used for one to two weeks and return to work is quite rapid.