Hip replacement surgery, or arthroplasty, is a procedure that includes intensive surgery to replace the diseased parts of the hip with new, artificial parts. This type of surgery has come a long way; new technology has made artificial parts able to withstand more stress and thus, last longer. In the past, doctors reserved hip replacement surgery for people over the age of 60. However, it’s not just the elderly in need, as many adults are now receiving this type of surgery. New research suggests that a person’s overall health and activity level are more important than age as a factor for the surgery’s success. People who suffer from osteoarthritis are more likely to need a hip replacement surgery if the disorder results in hip joint damage. Rheumatoid arthritis, osteonecrosis, fractures and other injuries can also lead to the hip bone becoming deteriorated, and in-need of a hip replacement surgery.
After your hip replacement surgery, you may experience moderate to severe pain. With the proper drugs administered by your care-provider, and with time, this pain should gradually decrease. Most patients remain in the hospital for about a week after the surgery, and they will have to utilize crutches or a walker as a start to rehabilitation. However, some people may need more intensive rehabilitation; there are special centers for this kind of care.
If a friend or a loved one is unable to care for you after your surgery, know that you don’t have to go through recovery alone. Our caregivers at A-1 Home Care can provide 24 hour care while you recuperate. We offer live-in care, so you can heal in the comfort of your own home.
For many people who’ve had hip replacement surgery, it’s a much-needed relief from the constant pain they’ve been suffering from. The hip replacement brings along many benefits, such as a decrease in pain, increased mobility, and an overall improvement in quality of life.
Let us at A-1 Home Care help you get back on your feet.
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