Precautions to Be Taken After Hip Replacement Surgery
“Recovery is something you work on every single day, and it’s something that doesn’t get a day off.” – Demi Lovato.
Are you worried about recovering from hip replacement surgery? If yes, then read on. This article will provide important information regarding the procedure and precautions after the operation.
Hip replacement is a surgery performed to relieve pain caused by damaged or diseased joints. The procedure involves replacing the joint with artificial components such as metal prostheses.
After hip replacement surgery, patients should follow certain postoperative instructions to ensure their recovery. These include rest, medication, exercise and nutrition.
Total Hip Replacement Surgery in Gurgaon is done when a damaged bone or cartilage is replaced by Prosthetic components. Postoperative hip takes 60-90 days or six months of recovery. Individuals undergoing the postoperative recovery phase must take precautions to protect their hips.
The below-listed safety measures will protect your hip from further injury and help in comfortable recovery.
- Patience and Persistence
You must be patient after the surgery; hurrying for movement will lead to further injuries. You must regularly contact your doctor or physiotherapist for a structured plan for rest and activity and follow it meticulously. The program will update over time.
- Use a helping tool
In your recovery phase, you must use a walker or a cane to help you maintain your body balance and avoid further injuries. While walking in public, walk with a walker or a cane to signal the strangers and to safeguard yourself from the jostle and bump. Over time, dependence on a walker will be minimal or none.
- Follow the movement restrictions.
To avoid hip dislocation, your doctor or physiotherapist will give you a list of movement restrictions by your doctor’s physiotherapist constituting –
- Avoid crossing legs
- Avoid making 90-degree knee or hip movements.
- Do not lift your leg
- Structure a plan for the future
Plan your exercise and rest time with your doctor. For instance,
- plan your day of walking or climbing stairs and minimise it in for early weeks
- Keep the essential item handy to avoid further movements or jerks in the bone. Keep a bag and add all the necessary items.
- Treat the pain
Patients restrict themselves from taking painkillers for fear of their side effects or addictions. Pain restricts rehabilitation that leads to chronic pain. Ask your doctor to give you a structured plan to relieve the pain and reduce the side effects and risks of sedatives.
- Set recovery goals
Physical therapy is crucial to hip replacement rehabilitation, regardless of the patient’s objectives. Patients who follow their prescribed exercises and show up for their physical therapy visits typically recover faster and have greater results than those who don’t.
For instance, if the patient is undergoing swimming therapy, the physiotherapist will help the patient to prepare for flutter kicks.
“An injury is not just a process of recovery; it is a process of Discovery.” – Conor McGregor.
A medical professional’s guidance can be a great help when it comes to your body. Consult more about Hip Replacement Surgery and post-surgery recovery from Dr Yugal at YKOrthopaedics. For more consultation and enquiry, call us at +91 8851376606 and book your appointment today!