You will be discharged from the hospital once you have sufficient pain control and are able to perform basic activities on your own, such as getting in and out of bed, going to the bathroom and walking with an assistive device such as crutches or a walker. If you are unable to perform these activities, you will be transferred to a skilled nursing or rehabilitation center.
Hip reconstruction is a surgery to repair or replace a damaged hip joint that causes pain and limits your movement.
Exercising the muscles that surround and support the hip help restore range of motion and joint strength after hip replacement surgery. To ensure a positive surgical outcome, you are recommended to perform physical therapy exercises 2-3 times a day and walk for 30 minutes every day. You will be provided with a specific hip exercise routine by your doctor.
Non-pharmacological interventions may range from simple lifestyle modification or physical exercises and rehabilitation programs.
The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. The ball is the head of the femur (thighbone) that fits in the acetabulum (the hip socket). Tendons, muscles, and ligaments hold the joint in place. Articular cartilage covers the acetabulum and the femoral head.