Total Hip Replacement

Total Hip ReplacementThere are pros and cons to be considered before deciding on a bilateral hip replacement surgery. Patients who might have trouble tolerating a long surgery or long anesthetic might be best advised to have two separate hip replacement surgeries. A bilateral hip replacement takes double the time on the table and under anesthesia ヨ about three to four hours. Be sure to talk with your surgeon about cardiovascular, pulmonary or other health problems which might make longer surgery inappropriate.Recovery Considerations-The decision to proceed with a bilateral hip replacement can be a very practical one. Recovery with one newly operated and replaced hip and one painful and arthritic hip can be difficult. Itメs true that early post-op physical therapy and exercise can be hampered when there are two new hips that are difficult to maneuver. You will be able to bear weight on them more than adequately though ヨ an important part of recovery.Support Considerations-A solid support system is important to recovery from any hip replacement surgery but it can be vital to recovery from bilateral hip surgery. Whether your support comes from hired nursing and therapeutic support or from friends and family, you will need ample physical and emotional support for several weeks following a bilateral surgery.A total hip replacement can greatly reduce hip pain. After the pain from surgery goes away, many patients are pain-free.The strength of your leg will improve.Without pain coming from your hip joint, you'll be able to move more freely and exercise.



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