Physical Therapy After Hip Replacement Surgery

The majority of hip fractures occur in people over 55 years of age. After hip fractures, a surgical approach is required for treatment. Prosthesis is applied to the body with a surgical operation. During the rest period after the surgery, most of the patients remain immobilized and some movement and strength deficiencies occur accordingly. Individuals who have undergone hip prosthesis surgery should start moving as quickly as possible in line with the physician’s recommendation. The rehabilitation process should be followed by a specialist physician and physical therapy team. In order to ensure that the healing process is correct and the individual can return to his/her old life, especially the strength of the muscles around the hip should be maintained and improved.

There are movements that should and should not be done after hip replacement

surgery. If the applications are wrong, damage to the prosthesis may occur and revision surgery may be performed. Especially in the first 2 months, it is very important to spend this process under the control of a specialized team in order to protect the person and not to fall behind in the healing process.

Physical Therapy Applications After Hip Replacement

• Electrotherapy agents for pain relief and strengthening

• Cold applications to control edema

• Trunk strengthening exercises

• Hip and knee strengthening exercises

• Teaching load transfer

• Patient training

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