Hip Replacement Guru

March 27, 2010

When should i start hip replacement surgery therapy?

Filed under: Hip Replacement — admin @ 8:29 am

Had a total hip replacement but i havent started my terapy yet but i am walking already with cruches

I’ve had both hips replaced in separate surgeries. My physical therapy actually began while I was in the hospital, starting with walking, learning how to negotiate stairs, doing bed exercises, etc. Then it continued as soon as I went home with 2-3 home visits a week from a physical therapist. That lasted 2 weeks after which I was to begin outpatient therapy. That lasted another 5 weeks, 2-3 times a week. I did exercises every day at home as well and continued them for several months after therapy ended. I was really in bad shape from years of arthritis so I had a lot to build up.

It is up to your surgeon to order the therapy. Hasn’t he done that yet? If he hasn’t, ask about it.

Also be aware that there are some surgeons who don’t prescribe physical therapy after hip replacement. Yours may be one of those. The only way you’re going to find out is to ask him.

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  1. I’ve had both hips replaced in separate surgeries. My physical therapy actually began while I was in the hospital, starting with walking, learning how to negotiate stairs, doing bed exercises, etc. Then it continued as soon as I went home with 2-3 home visits a week from a physical therapist. That lasted 2 weeks after which I was to begin outpatient therapy. That lasted another 5 weeks, 2-3 times a week. I did exercises every day at home as well and continued them for several months after therapy ended. I was really in bad shape from years of arthritis so I had a lot to build up.

    It is up to your surgeon to order the therapy. Hasn’t he done that yet? If he hasn’t, ask about it.

    Also be aware that there are some surgeons who don’t prescribe physical therapy after hip replacement. Yours may be one of those. The only way you’re going to find out is to ask him.
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    Comment by Kraftee — March 27, 2010 @ 2:18 pm

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