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  • Understanding Blood Clot Prevention (Deep Vein Thrombosis)

    Blood clots that form inside the veins of the legs, called Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT), are a common problem following many types of surgical procedures. It is true that these blood clots can also form in certain individuals who have not undergone

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  • Understanding Hip Dislocation Precautions

    Your new artificial hip has a limited range of safe motion while it is healing. For about three months, you will need to follow special safety rules called “hip precautions” to protect your new hip while it heals. While you are in the hospital

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  • What Activities Can I Participate in After I Recover?

    After undergoing an artificial hip replacement, you need to have realistic expectations about what type of activities you can participate in. There are different risks associated with different types of activities. Some activities can lead to damage

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  • Checking on My Hip Replacement

    Being aware of the signs of hip implant complications will help you to know when to seek medical help. Your hip implant may have complications because the: Hip joint is moved the wrong way Joint surface wears away Bone wears away Implant becomes loose

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  • Physical Therapy Evaluation Following Hip Replacement Surgery

    Activity Immediately Following Surgery There are different ways to surgically reconstruct hips, so the instructions you will follow after surgery will depend on your doctor and the way the surgery was done. Precautions: Follow your doctor’s instructions

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  • Potential Complications Following Hip Replacement Surgery

    As with all major surgical procedures, complications can occur. Some of the most common complications following hip replacement are: Thrombophlebetis Infection Dislocation Loosening Myositis Ossificans This is not intended to be a complete list

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  • Hip Revision Surgery

    Hip revisions are much more complex surgeries than primary (or first time) hip replacements because of the removal of the primary implant, previous scarring, loss of bone, and/or possible infection. Revision hip replacement can result in a longer hospital

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  • Physical Therapy Treatment Following Hip Replacement Surgery

    Once the physical therapist has completed an examination, he/she will put together a treatment plan. The treatment plan lists the types of treatments that will be used for your condition. It gives an indication of how many visits you will need and how long

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  • Why is Hip Revision Surgery Needed?

    The most common reasons for revision hip surgery are: Mechanical Loosening Mechanical loosening means that the attachment between the artificial joint and the bone has become loose. There are many reasons premature loosening can occur

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  • Cemented Hip vs Cementless Hip Replacement Implants

    The precision-engineered shape of the femoral stem implant is crucial to obtaining long-term, pain-free results for the patient. The hip replacement implant is going to become part of the patient’s body, so achieving an optimal fit within the femur is key

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