Hip replacement (Bonus Part 4): Returning to normal activities after hip replacement surgery

Following a hip replacement you may be surprised how quickly you can return to normal activities. Particularly with certain methods of hip replacement the personal outcomes show excellent results in minimising the amount of time you are off your feet. Staying active is important, but also not doing too much too soon is equally vital. Here we…

Hip replacement (Part 3 of 3): What to expect after hip replacement

Following on from last week’s article where we compared the Posterior and the Direct Anterior approaches to hip replacement, we now discuss important information about how best to take care of yourself post-surgery, both in hospital and when you are recovering at home. It is also important to understand any complications following surgery so you…

Hip replacement (Part 2 of 3): Posterior v Direct Anterior Approach

Following on from last week’s article regarding approaches to hip replacement, we now take a look in more detail at two different hip replacement approaches.The Posterior approach is the most commonly executed hip replacement surgery in the UK, accessing the joint from the back. The Direct Anterior approach (DAA) is less common with the surgeon…

Preparing for hip surgery

Hip surgery is a common procedure these days and whilst non-invasive treatment options, such as anti-inflammatory medication, targeted physiotherapy, injections or hip braces are usually explored first, a hip replacement can often be the best option. There is naturally an element of risk with all medical procedures, however, specialist guidance can help you to prepare you…

What to know when considering a hip replacement

Hip replacement surgery is common these days, and whilst all operations come with an element of risk, generally the risk for hip surgery is considered low, particularly if you are in good health. Exploring all your options with a specialist will ensure you are making the right decision and help you take measures in advance…