Hip replacement surgery is a common procedure and may be recommended after a hip fracture, wear-and-tear over time, or because of pain and stiffness due to immune diseases such as arthritis.
What happens during hip replacement surgery?
The damaged hip is removed and a new one is put in its place. Pain and discomfort are minimized with the use of medication and anesthesia.
What happens after hip replacement surgery?
Patients will stay in the hospital for four to six days. During this time, patients are bed-ridden and care is made to keep the new hip joint in place. Physical Therapy (PT) begins following surgery and will continue for weeks to months following the procedure.