Life Before and After Total Hip Replacement Surgery

The hip is the largest and strongest joint in your body and takes on much of the burden, so it’s no coincidence that it tends to cause people a lot of pain. If hip pain has been putting a damper on normal, everyday activities and you are not finding relief from medications or therapy, it’s time to explore what’s next in your journey to recovery.

When you have joint pain that:

  • Makes everyday activities difficult
  • Keeps you awake at night
  • Is not relieved by physical therapy
  • Is accompanied by chronic hip inflammation
  • Doesn’t improve with rest may be time to consider hip replacement surgery.

Life Before Hip Replacement Surgery

Life before hip replacement surgery is quite limiting and our patients are typically plagued with pain that makes the following activities a challenge:

  • Getting out of bed
  • Going up and down stairs
  • Housework or gardening
  • Getting in and out of a car
  • Standing up from sitting
  • Other everyday activities

Fear of the unknown and anticipation of the road to recovery often keeps people from following through with hip surgery—even when they know it’s the solution they need. But life before hip replacement surgery is often so painful that going through surgery and recovery is much better than continuing to live in pain.

The good news is that the experienced surgeons at OrthoUnited use advanced technology and minimally-invasive surgical procedures that lead to an easier, quicker recovery. In fact, all of our total or partial hip replacement surgeries are performed in our outpatient, state-of-the-art surgical center (OS3), and patients go home the same day to start the recovery process in the comfort of their own homes.

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Life After Hip Replacement Surgery

We often hear from patients who have undergone hip replacement surgery that they never expected to be back on their feet as quickly as they were. Once fully healed, you can return to doing everyday activities without the pain you were experiencing before, and you can certainly get back to doing the other activities you love but have been missing out on.

Watch the video below to hear from one of our past knee surgery patients, Tammy, on her experience with us.

Arriving Home After Surgery

If you are going home on the same day as your surgery, you will be given the minimal amount of anesthesia necessary to keep you comfortable, yet allow you to easily recover from the anesthetic.

Having someone to help you at home after your surgery is ideal, and your support person will be instructed on what to expect after you arrive back home. Physical therapy is often recommended or necessary after surgery, and we will schedule your physical therapy session for the day after your surgery before you leave. One of our staff members will follow up with you three days and 21 days after your procedure via phone to answer any questions and ensure your recovery is going well.

Rest and Therapy Are the Keys to a Great Recovery

Rest and therapeutic exercises, along with closely following any other postoperative instructions, are the best ingredients for full recuperation.

Learn more about what to expect with outpatient surgery at OrthoUnited.

You have one life to live. Let’s get you back to living it!

Are you ready to explore surgical options? You’ll receive the highest quality care at our state-of-the-art, ambulatory surgical center powered by Ohio Specialty Surgical Suites (OS3) where patient comfort is the top priority. Request a Consultation with OrthoUnited today!