Has your doctor talked to you about hip replacement surgery due to damage from rheumatoid arthritis (RA)? If so, you’re not alone. Every year, 200,000 people in the U..S. have hip replacements surgery, most often due to osteo- inflammatory arthritis, such as RA, and osteonecrosis or hip fracture. This article will focus on recovering from total hip replacement surgery.
Recovering from total hip replacement surgery
Recovering from a hip replacement is going to challenge you physically and emotionally. It’s a long, slow, and often difficult process. It can wear you down, but remember that the great thing about surgery pain is that it diminishes a little every day until one day, it’s gone.
Dan Malito, who writes Dan’s du Journal for CreakyJoints and the raconteur of TalkingJoints , talked about pre-surgery hip pain. “People will say ‘what’s the worst pain you’ve ever felt?’ Still to this day, even though it&rsquo...
Many parts of the body are involved in balance, including the eyes, inner ear, neck, trunk, and legs. Balance depends on the reflexes of each of these parts and the communication between them. An injury anywhere in this system can impact balance. As a major stabilizer of the knee joint, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is crucial to balance. If you tear your ACL, standing on one foot may be difficult. This is because the ligament loses its ability to steady the joint, and the tiny sensors in the knee ligaments, joints, and muscles have difficulty sending information about the joint's position. Balancing becomes a challenge. But what if you have ACL surgery? Will your balance return to normal? This study involved 25 patients with mainly sports-related ACL injuries. Eight of the patients were women; 17 were men. Their average age was 27. All of the patients had ACL reconstruction surgery. After surgery, half of them wore casts, and the other half wore braces and started exercises righ...
A colon resection is a surgical procedure that removes part or all of the large intestine. This may be necessary in the treatment of some serious medical conditions including colon cancer . Your doctor(s) may also recommend colon resection for a variety of other conditions including:
• Inflammatory bowel disease
• Actively bleeding arteriovenous (AV) malformations
Sound like getting part or all of your large intestine is a major deal? It is. But you can help achieve best outcomes, and get back to your old routine more quickly, if you plan ahead, communicate with your team, and recruit a great support network.
Good questions to ask your healthcare team as you begin to prepare for surgery include:
• What should I do to prepare for surgery? Should I be following any special diet? Quitting smoking?
• Will my insurance cover all parts of my treatment (surgery, anesthesia, hospitalization, etc)?
• If not, how much will this cost and do you offer...
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