Types of Hip Replacement Surgeries[change | change source]
There are three types of hip replacement surgeries.
- Total hip replacement
- Partial hip replacement
- Hip surfacing
Who can benefit from a hip replacement?[change | change source]
Your doctor may recommend a hip replacement if you have significant pain, swelling, and damage to your hip joint due to the following conditions:
- Osteoarthritis (most common)
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis)
- Injury such as hip fracture
- Tumor in the hip joint
Recovery Time[change | change source]
Typically, after 6 to 12 weeks, you will make a full recovery from hip replacement surgery. You will still need follow-up appointments to make sure your hip is healing.
Most people can resume their daily activities after six weeks. You may be discharged from the hospital after 2 to 4 days. Here are some points that can help you speed up your recovery after surgery.
Reference[change | change source]
- "Hip Replacement Surgery". www.hopkinsmedicine.org. Retrieved 2021-11-26.
- "Hip Replacement Recovery | Avoid After Hip Replacement". Sahyadri Hospital. 2021-11-22. Retrieved 2021-11-26.