When can I start hydrotherapy after the operation?
Straight away! The prime time to start pool therapy is immediately after surgery. Early aquatic therapy improves function – fact!
Well maintained pools do not pose increased risk of wound related adverse events (such as infection) compared with land based therapy.
What is a total hip replacement?
Total hip replacement, or total hip arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure in which articular surfaces of the hip joint are replaced with artificial parts (prostheses).
The majority of hip replacements are performed to relieve the painful effects of osteoarthritis. Other indications include inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid, psoriatic, etc.), avascular necrosis, hip fractures, tumour’s, or congenital deformities.