在髋关节置换手术后, you'll be monitored in the recovery room for several hours and then taken to your hospital room.
你可能会感到疼痛. We'll give you medication to make you as comfortable as possible. Anesthesia can depress your breathing and stifle your urge to cough, 这可能会导致痰液在肺里堆积. Breathing deeply and coughing frequently helps keep your lungs clear.
The typical hospital stay after hip replacement is one night, 但有些病人待的时间更长, 而其他人则在手术当天回家. Please contact our office if you're interested in our outpatient program.
Regular exercise designed to restore strength and mobility to your hip is essential to making a full recovery. Another important element is the gradual return to everyday activities.
During your hospital stay, you'll work closely with our physical therapists. They'll get you up and walking with either a walker or crutches, have you practice climbing stairs and provide instructions for a gentle home exercise program.
只要你离开利来登录, you'll gradually increase the distances you walk and resume most normal physical activities in three to six weeks.
Some patients benefit from physical therapy provided by agencies that come into your home. 如果你需要家庭护理, a UCSF hospital discharge planner or nurse case manager will make arrangements for you. 病人 typically meet with the physical therapist twice a week for the first two to three weeks, 取决于他们的家庭环境和需要.
Outpatient physical therapy isn't necessary if you feel comfortable with your home exercise and walking program. If you decide to try it, we recommend waiting at least two weeks after surgery before starting.
If you're interested in outpatient physical therapy after your surgery, locate a suitable practice. 许多理疗师的预约都提前了几周, so it's best to find a facility well before surgery and make sure your insurance is accepted there. Let us know your selection, and we'll send a referral.
It's crucial to continue following your orthopedic surgeon's instructions at home, 尤其是在术后的头几周.
五天后你可以取下手术绷带. 如果你有缝合线或订书钉, keep your incision clean and dry until they're removed – 10 to 14 days after surgery. When you shower, you'll need to cover the incision so it doesn't get wet. You'll be given supplies and instructions for this when you're discharged.
如果你有粘合性皮肤贴片(Steri-Strips), it's fine to let soap and water run gently over your incision when you shower. Don't submerge the area in water until all the strips have fallen off and the incision is well healed.
Contact our office immediately if you develop any signs of infection. 这些包括:
Blood circulation in your affected leg will be sluggish after surgery, 导致小腿和脚踝肿胀. Swelling lasts 12 weeks on average but should diminish with each passing week.
减少肿胀, we recommend resting with your legs elevated – knees above the level of your heart – four or five times a day for 15 to 20 minutes each time. Apply a cold pack to any sore or swollen areas for 15 to 20 minutes at least four or five times a day.
Your walking program will also help bring down the swelling.
Physical activity is the key to reducing your risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) – a dangerous blood clot deep inside your body. Walking – even short distances – promotes blood circulation, 所以在白天, get up every one to two hours and walk across the room. 当你坐着的时候，经常点和弯曲你的脚踝. Also, remember to take your prescribed blood-thinning medication.
- New or increased swelling of the affected leg that doesn't go down in the morning or after elevation
- Pain when you touch your calf in a distinct area that doesn't subside with ice, 镇痛药
If you have one of these symptoms, contact our office immediately for guidance. 如果办公室关门，就会有利来登录随叫随到.
In the first year after surgery, you'll have regular follow-up visits with your orthopedic surgeon.
在这些访问, 我们会拍x光片，然后讨论你的舒适程度, 你的移动, how your new hip is working for you and any concerns you might have. We'll make sure you're healing well and progressing toward your recovery goals.
加州大学旧金山分校健康 medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.