Hip Replacement in Ahmedabad

Hip replacement surgery tips for a successful procedure

Pain of any kind is hard to deal with but it is doubly true for chronic hip pain. When medication and physical therapies don’t work and when it starts affecting your day-to-day life, surgery becomes a really good option to avoid long-term issues. While it sounds like a risky option, we know that in today’s day and age, medicine has progressed so much that it is not a very risky procedure anymore.

There can be many reasons besides just pain that you may opt for surgery. Whether it is severe arthritis or a damaged hip, hip replacement surgery can help solve these problems. This is a relatively common option that can change your life for the better.

Here are a few tips from our experts at Radiance Hospitals to make your journey a little easier and the procedure a success.

Make careful choices

One of the most important things you will do for yourself is the choices you make for hip replacement surgery and successful recovery. Everything from the hospital you choose to the doctors and specialists you decide upon play a crucial role in the success of your operation. Moreover, the procedure you discuss with your team and decide upon may well determine how successful the operation is for you in the long run.

At Radiance Hospitals we make sure to equip ourselves with world-renowned doctors, specialists and experts so you have the best outcome out for hip replacement in Ahmedabad. Moreover, we have state-of-the-art technology, ensuring that we only deliver the highest quality of treatment to you.

Plan everything in advance.

The procedure should not be where your planning begins. You need to arrange everything well in advance. One of the easiest ways to do it is to create multiple checklists.

The first checklist can be about the questions you need to ask your doctor.

The first question on that checklist should be Is a joint replacement currently the best course of treatment for me? What other therapies should I consider? You should also make it a point to ask about

  • How well the total hip replacement surgery works with someone my age and what problems might I have?
  • What will be my recovery time?
  • What to do prior to the surgery to ensure a successful hip replacement surgery? There are often specific things you need to do without others having to go through the same. One example is weight loss. Prosthetic hip replacements are designed for every weight. If you have a high body fat percentage, you might need to lose some weight.
  • What are the possible side effects or hazards of the procedure?
  • Which medical issues (diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure) require a visit with my primary care physician?
  • How long will I have to stay in the hospital after the procedure?
  • How should I spend the evening before my procedure?
  • Can I talk to other hip replacement patients?
  • How to care for my new hip?

Get your home post-operation care ready.

  • Ensure that everything you require is nearby and on the ground floor, as this will be where you spend the majority of your time.
  • Have a low enough bed so that when you sit on the edge of the bed, your feet are on the floor. Your mattress should be firm.
  • Have a restroom or a portable toilet on the floor you’ll spend the majority of your day on.
  • Stock up on toilet paper, shampoo, and other personal supplies.
  • Make your own single-serve meals or purchase them.
  • Make sure you can access everything you need without having to bend over or stand on tiptoes.
  • Stock a cabinet at your waist and shoulder level with food and other essentials.
  • In the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and other areas you will use, place a chair with a sturdy back. You can sit down and complete your everyday duties here.

Focus on hip replacement recovery.

Do not take recovery time lightly. It is a crucial stage in the long run. For a successful total hip replacement surgery and long-term success, follow the instructions of our physical therapist word for word. Moreover, follow the instructions of our surgeons to make sure there are no future complications. Trust the recovery process.

If there is something he or she tells you to do that you cannot do, please talk to them about it and they will help you figure out the next best alternative.

Follow the exercise plan assigned to you by our physical therapist. A good recovery from total hip replacement surgery happens via exercise, a healthy diet and body weight, taking precautions against blood clots, taking care of the incision wound and good nutrition.

According to research, patients continue to gain advantages from physical therapy that prioritised enhancing walking abilities after the first three months of treatment.

It’s beneficial to engage in light exercise, including taking short, leisurely walks around your house or outside. In the weeks following surgery, supervised physical therapy, such as rehabilitation programmes and hydrotherapy, can also aid in improving recovery.

In order to avoid overdoing it, your Orthopaedic Care staff will be able to assist you with this. Overdoing things could cause you to feel greater pain and lose confidence. Striking a balance between exercising and resting is crucial.

Return to normalcy steadily.

Don’t take everything on all at once and never try to speed up recovery. Most hip joint surgery patients are able to walk from the next day of surgery.

You may therefore be tempted to get back to normal life and activities as soon as possible. However, you should refrain from taking part in the more active hobbies you enjoy, like getting back to the gym. Understand how delicate hip and knee replacement procedures can be.

Different sports can put different kinds of strain on the body. It may hinder your therapy after hip replacement surgery. The worst-case scenario is hip dislocation. So if you don’t want to keep visiting the surgery center and starting a collection of every hip prosthesis in the market, pay attention to daily activities and physical therapy after hip replacement and respect the recovery period following your surgery.

Regardless of whether it is the right hip or the left hip, all our hip replacement patients are given strong dos and don’t’s for the coming weeks of your recovery and care instructions for the artificial hip. It’s important to follow the advice from your team at Radiance Hospitals.

Get help after hip surgery.

Surgery may leave you needing support with showering, using the restroom, cooking, running errands, shopping, visiting the doctor, and exercising. Talk with your family and friends and make sure you have people to support you through recovery after surgery. If not, consider going to rehab, joining a recovery program, renting a recovery room or asking our experts what would be the best option for you. Ask our expert doctors about having a trained carer visit your home if you don’t have anyone to help you during the first one or two weeks following surgery. This individual can also assist you with daily tasks and check on the safety of your home.

Nurses guide you through every step to help you prevent injury or dislocation, reduce the risk of infection, prevent blood clots, help with wound care, improve blood flow, help you in tolerating arthritis pain and other tasks that are disruptive to handle like physical therapy exercises or perform measures such as activity modification after leaving the hospital. Also, an important role they play is to increase your mobility and ability to accomplish all the tasks you need in your daily life around the house. It may be as simple as just using the bathroom in privacy, but it helps to re-acclimate to daily life around with increased strength and mobility. Moreover, it also ensures that someone will be available if you need anything leading to a high success rate of recovery following orthopedic surgery.

For total hip replacement recovery, also consider

  • a long-handled sponge for the shower
  • a long-handled shoehorn
  • use a walker, cane, or crutches
  • a reacher to aid with putting on your pants, taking off your socks, and picking up objects from the floor
  • a tool to assist you in putting on your socks
  • handles in the bathroom

With Radiance Hospitals care team by your side, you will never be puzzled about what to do next or how to resolve any issues during your weeks of recovery. We believe in honesty, so you will understand all you need to know about the procedure. Come have a consultation with our orthopaedic surgery specialists and our orthopaedic surgeon.

Read More – Why does joint pain increase during winter? And 8 ways to cure it.

Written By : Radiance Hospital

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *