Hip Advisor – Dislocated Hip Precautions

The risk of dislocation after a total hip replacement is thought overall to be 2 in 100 operations.  This number changes for patient age and surgeon’s skill.

By the time I was sent home from hospital after my hip replacement, I had amassed enough information leaflets and letters to fill a ring binder. I wanted to follow all the guidance so that I get back to an active life as fast as possible; however, the advice I read about ‘Hip Precautions’ was unclear and in some places contradictory.

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Hip Advisor – The Pain Conspiracy

When a stranger has made a nine inch cut in your thigh, rummaged around inside it, cut off the top of your femur, fastened in a metal replacement part, carried out some other renovation work and stitched the whole thing up again, it is bound to hurt afterwards isn’t it?

This happened to me on Thursday, but the fact that I am in pain has caught me by surprise.

Why on earth would it be a surprise?

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