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Total Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement is a surgery that can replace all or a part of the hip joint which can help eliminate pain and restore joint movement.

Total hip replacement involves the damaged cartilage and bone to be removed from the hip joint and replaced with an artificial joint. The hip the largest weight bearing joint can result with a large amount of mechanical wear and tear over life. This can cause pain and therefore loss of movement and function. The body tries to increase fluid around the bony surface which can be a reason why sometimes the area is swollen and sore.

Most commonly, osteoarthritis of the hip joint – a progressive wear and tear of the cartilage of the joint, which leads to bone on bone causing pain and stiffness.

Diagnosis usually found through a clinical assessment, physical examination and referral for X-ray. When hip pain is present certain pain medications discussed with your general practitioner and physiotherapy should be your priority. Further investigation into your hip pain can occur if conservative treatment has not relieved your symptoms.

Physiotherapy:

  • Early mobilisation and exercises to restore mobility and strength for a gradual return to activities of daily living and your favourite hobbies such as walking, gardening
  • Physiotherapy management plan with be individualised to your orthopaedic surgeons post-operative management
  • Aspire Physiotherapy Claremont will provide exercises that you can participate at home.

Post-operative priorities:

  • Wound care
  • Early mobilisations with exercises that target range of motion, your movement patterns with walking, getting in/out of bed and sit to stand and strengthening your lower limbs.
  • Education on precautions post operation and positions and movements to avoid
  • Help manage any pain you might be experiencing
  • Discuss home planning to assist with protecting the hip and accelerating your recovery time
  • Return to normal activities of daily living and hobbies

To discuss any queries with our Physiotherapist or to book an appointment please call (08) 9385 0424 or you can book online Book Online

Aspire Physiotherapy Claremont can provide exercises to keep you mobile and strong post total hip replacement making you move better and feel better.Aspire Physiotherapy Claremont can provide exercises to keep you mobile and strong post total hip replacement making you move better and feel better.Aspire Physiotherapy Claremont can provide exercises to keep you mobile and strong post total hip replacement making you move better and feel better.