Hip replacement arthroplasty is the replacement of a fractured or painful hip joint due to arthritis. The modern procedure is a minimally invasive procedure where only one or two incisions are made and is not suitable for all hip replacements. Total hip replacement may require up to one to two hours and rest for one to two days after surgery.
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When can physiotherapy be started after bilateral hip replacement surgery?
Query: Hi doctor, I had bilateral hip replacement surgery done recently. The right hip was replaced last month, and the left hip was replaced this month. Is it advisable to do physiotherapy now? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The day when a hip replacement is done, that day itself, other joint movements should be started as early as possible. First, non-weight-bearing physiotherapy should be done, followed by partial and full weight-bearing exercises. Non-weight bearing movements should... Read Full »