How long does it take to recover from an anterior hip replacement?
Recovery Time: Because the posterior technique involves cutting muscles around the hip joint and giving them enough time to repair, the recovery time is longer — generally two to four months. Since the muscles around the hip joint are not cut with the anterior approach, recovery only takes two to eight weeks.
What are the advantages of anterior hip replacement?
anterior hip replacement BENEFITS
- less pain.
- faster and easier recovery.
- earlier hospital discharge.
- more functionality when discharged to go home.
- usually can be done as an outpatient.
- fewer restrictions on activity after surgery.
- lower risk of hip dislocation after surgery.
- lower risk of different leg lengths after surgery.
How long after anterior hip replacement can you sleep on your side?
It’s best to avoid sleeping on your affected side for at least six weeks. After your doctor gives you the go-ahead, listen to your body, and only lie on your operative side when you feel comfortable.
Will I be able to put my socks on after hip replacement?
You should not cross your legs after hip replacement surgery. 2 When putting on socks and shoes, you should not cross your legs to bring your foot towards your body. Your therapist will instruct you on how to safely get dressed.
What is the difference between anterior and posterior hip replacement?
Location of Incision. Anterior hip replacement surgery uses an incision at the front of the hip.
What to expect after anterior hip replacement?
After undergoing an anterior hip replacement surgery, here are some of the phases of the recovery process you can expect: Hospitalization: Patients undergoing the anterior approach usually only stay in the hospital for two to four days. During that time, the patient may receive their initial visit from a physical or occupational therapist.
How long does an anterior hip replacement take?
With direct anterior surgery, the process is minimally invasive. This means the patient will likely be able to leave the same day. The goal within the first week is to manage pain and slowly rehabilitate the joint. This process can take about 2 weeks. From the 2-week mark, the doctor will suggest further meetings with a physical therapist.
What are the benefits of anterior hip replacement?
“The greatest benefit of an anterior hip replacement is getting the patient back to the life they love sooner with the least amount of complication and pain. I see the relief and happiness in every one of my patients who have had the procedure,” states Dr. Miller.