Well, the time I’ve had my new hip in my body is the time needed to grow and deliver a baby. A strange thought!
But not really, when I think about it. 362 more words
A late-August headline on MedPage Today ominously read, “MI Risk Soars After Joint Replacement.” The article cited a recent Arthritis & Rheumatology study that found a more than 8-fold increase in risk of myocardial infarction (MI) for one month after knee replacement and a more than 4-fold increased risk during the month after hip replacement, all compared with equal numbers of matched controls who did not have joint replacement surgery. 130 more words
Along with the sharply rising number of total hip and knee arthroplasties performed in the US comes an increasingly compelling need to prevent periprosthetic joint infections (PJIs). 240 more words
Considering that hip replacement surgery has a massive impact on how you walk and move it does seem very odd that the only physio I’ve had are the exercises I was shown in hospital which are only designed to get you through the initial weeks – getting in and out of bed, getting around with crutches or zimmer frame, up and down stairs and general mobilisation exercises. 1,044 more words