How long does it take to recover after hip replacement surgery?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions by patients considering hip replacement surgery. Medi Horizon Clinic in Warsaw specializes in orthopedic procedures, including hip endoprosthesis surgery.

Who qualifies for hip replacement surgery?

Individuals eligible for this surgery are those experiencing hip pain, with daily activities such as standing, sitting, walking, and dressing becoming increasingly challenging. When the pain in the hip starts affecting a patient’s comfort at night, seeking the advice of a specialist is crucial. Early signs of hip pain should prompt a visit to a doctor who will assess the hip’s condition and propose a tailored treatment plan. Patients should bring X-rays or MRI scans of their hips for the consultation. Based on these imaging studies, Dr. Andrzej Suwara, a specialist, evaluates the degree of hip joint degeneration and selects the appropriate hip prosthesis for the patient.

What is the hip replacement surgery procedure?

Endoprosthesis of the hip involves replacing the patient’s hip joint, which has undergone significant degeneration and damage due to various factors. High-quality prostheses made from the best materials are used for the replacement. The procedure typically takes up to 2 hours and is performed under spinal anesthesia. At Medi Horizon Clinic in Warsaw, minimally invasive hip replacement surgeries are conducted with an anterior approach, where muscles are shifted instead of being cut. This advanced method allows patients to quickly regain full functionality immediately after the surgery. Additionally, there is no need for blood transfusion, which patients appreciate for various reasons. The incision scar is small and inconspicuous. This method has been proven to have a low risk of wound infections. After the hip replacement surgery at Medi Horizon Clinic, the patient is stabilized on the same day and remains under the constant care of qualified medical staff during the subsequent days of hospitalization.

How long does it take to recover after hip replacement surgery?

After undergoing hip replacement surgery with an anterior approach at Medi Horizon Clinic in Warsaw, the patient is mobilized on the same day. Thanks to daily physiotherapy, the patient leaves the hospital with the help of orthopedic crutches. Following the surgery, a minimum of 2-3 weeks of rehabilitation, 2-3 times a week, is necessary for the patient to fully regain functionality. Patients typically return to full functionality and experience relief from pain within 4-6 weeks.

If you are dealing with hip pain persistently, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our specialist, Dr. Andrzej Suwara. During the consultation, the doctor will address any questions you may have.

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