Our goal after your hip replacement surgery is to assist you in returning to a normal, active lifestyle. To accomplish this we have designed a program to benefit you, and help you return to the comforts of home as soon as possible.
Success for your surgery is a team effort; you and your coach (family member or friend) are critical members of this team. A home program for rehabilitation exercises is a MUST during the early recovery period. Your surgeon and therapist will determine the type and amount of exercise you should be doing to assist you in returning to your normal, active lifestyle. Early motion is the key to a successful recovery.
Your physical therapist will help you begin your exercise routine. These exercises are designed to help increase strength and flexibility in the joint. Ultimately, the goal is for you to perform activities of daily living, like walking, climbing stairs, and getting in and out of bed and up and down from a chair or toilet. In order to ensure maximum success, it is important that you follow physical therapy instructions both while you are in the hospital and after you are dismissed from the hospital.
Your physical therapist will provide you with a packet that is designed specifically for you prior to discharge. For maximum benefit, the program should be followed according to the instructions provided.
During weeks 1 through 3, you will become more independent. If you are receiving home therapy, you will need to be very faithful to your exercise program to achieve the best outcome.
During weeks 4 through 6, you will see increasing mobility to full independence. Your home exercise program will be even more important as you receive less supervised therapy.
During weeks 7 through 12, you should be able to begin resuming all of your normal activities.
Each year, Memorial Hermann Joint Center physicians perform more than 3,000 hip and knee joint replacement procedures, more than are performed at any other hospital system in the Greater Houston area.
If you're experiencing symptoms of hip pain and are seeking relief, Memorial Hermann Joint Centers can help. Our orthopedists see patients with everything from minor knee pain that requires rest and self-care, to those with chronic, serious knee pain, requiring a targeting non-surgical or surgical treatment plan.
Complete and submit the form below and a Nurse Navigator from Memorial Hermann Joint Centers will reach out to answer your questions and help guide you down the path to a life with less pain.