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Physiotherapy after Hip Replacement in Gurgaon


The Total Hip Replacement or Arthroplasty is one of the most common surgical techniques. It is performed on patients suffering from severe arthritis or hip fracture when all other traditional treatments tend to fail. One of the major goals of total hip replacement surgery is to relieve pain, improvise the joint mobility, and to restore the ability to safely perform normal functional activities like walking, stair climbing, standing, or running. For effective and best Physiotherapy after Hip Replacement in Gurgaon call Dr. Rajesh PAL at 9811343417 and fix your appointment.

The hip joint which is a ball-and-socket joint consist of a ball (a part of the thigh bone) and the socket (a part of the hip bone/pelvic bone). Keeping in mind the individual's physical condition, hip replacement surgery varies. The surgery involves removal of the damaged bone and cartilage from a painful hip and replacing it with a prosthetic or artificial hip. Two types of hip replacement surgeries are Total Hip Arthroplasty and Metal-On-Metal Hip Resurfacing.

If the patient is suffering from any of the following conditions, total hip replacement is performed -

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Traumatic arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Certain hip fractures
  • Benign and malignant tumors

With total hip arthroplasty, both the ball and the socket are replaced with artificial parts.

Physiotherapy For Total Hip Replacement

Before Surgery

Preparing the patient mentally as well physically before surgery is very important. The physical therapist will educate the patient about various factors such as what to expect from your surgery, and enlist certain exercises to serve the purpose of pre-preparation of the body before it undergoes surgery.

In preparation for surgery, the physical therapist may teach the following:

  • Flexibility and strengthening exercises to enhance the lower extremities
  • Familiarising the patient with the use of a walker or crutches for the navigating steps
  • Any precautions to take after surgery

After Surgery

After the patients undergo the surgery, the patients needs to take proper Physiotherapy after Hip Replacement in Gurgaon from PAL Physiotherapy.Our experienced physiotherapist guides them through certain do’s and don'ts. The following are the guidelines after the total hip replacement surgery:

  • Avoid bending the new hip more than 90 degrees.
  • Avoid bending forward more than 90 degrees. (For example: In situations like bending over to put on socks and shoes.)
  •  Do not cross the leg with the new hip over the other leg.
  • Avoid turning of the leg with the new hip inward.

The therapist also tends to recommend changes in the home so that there can be utmost safe environment boosting the process of recovery. This might include the use of a raised toilet seat, handrails on stairs, a bed rail, and a tub seat or grab bars in the shower to add to the safety. It is always advisable to work on the recommendations.

Post Operative Physiotherapy Sessions

One or two days after the surgery, a Post Operative treatment in Gurgaon with the help of a qualified physiotherapist shall be done. Keeping in mind any post-surgical precautions for the prevention of reinjures, the sessions aim at restoring the full function of the patient.

During acute-care recovery which extending up to the first five days after the surgery, the physical therapist will work with the patient to help them safely -

  • Turn properly in bed and attaining a normal sitting position
  • Minimizing the strain of getting out of bed to stand and move to a chair
  • Walking with the help of  an assistive device (walker or crutches) only for short distances
  • Performing gentle range-of-motion and strengthening exercises in bed

Physical Therapy will stay in continuation during your sub acute recovery extending up to 4–6 weeks. The recovery is enhanced with a short-term rehabilitation facility. Although some patients are discharged without any nursing-home care, yet it depends on the amount of help and safety available at home.

The progress in your recovery will be continued by the following:

  • Slow walking and stair climbing sessions.
  • After the surgery impairment of balance takes place, so sessions for working on the balance are done.
  • Transferring from the bed to a chair, or a car.
  • Full movement of your leg and new hip with activities such as putting on socks and shoes.

When the patient becomes independent in all these activities, they become capable to fully function at home. However, there is a requirement of continuing the physical therapy in an outpatient clinic.

Outpatient Physiotherapy

These sessions aim to continue the work on a range of motion and stretching exercises along with the weight-bearing activities so as to restore the function to an optimal level. They majorly focus on activity-specific rehabilitation for the specific goals, (return to work or sport).

The physical therapist will incorporate exercises that help in the simulation of activities enhancing movements. These may include activities such as

  • lifting techniques
  • Pushing and pulling carts
  • climbing ladders
  • agility exercises
  • light jogging session

All these activities are performed depending on the recovery and activity level of the patient.


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