Partial hip replacement for elderly

Partial hip replacement for elderly

Posted in the Hip Replacement Forum


Redmond, WA

#1 Feb 18, 2007
My 96 yr. old mother had a fall on Jan. 15. A partial hip replacement was done the following day. She's getting rehab therapy in a nursing home. On Feb. 7 she went back to the surgeon for testing. She can only bear 50% of her weight on that leg. Her overall health is good but she does have osteoporosis.
There are no complications so far so I was wondering how long the recovery will take. Has anyone had experience with an elderly relative? The surgeon says to take it one day at a time but every day she asks me to take her home. I tell her it's up to the doctor to decide when she's well enough to go home.
Carolyn in Florida

Torrance, CA

#2 Sep 28, 2011
Hip replacement complications may arise immediately after the procedure. As what I have read here the cause of the complication is defective hip device implanted on patients. Recipients are filing lawsuits against the manufacturer of the device.

Clarks Summit, PA

#3 Dec 7, 2011
The possibility of a partial hip replacement happening will always be dependent upon the doctor's advise.

Torrance, CA

#5 Jan 6, 2012
Partial hip replacement for elderly is very risky because elderly people especially women's bone is fast deteriorating compared to men.

Chicago, IL

#6 Jan 20, 2012
Take note that hip problems have been one of the major concerns worldwide, especially after the release of data that complications have caused DePuy hip replacements to fail at a much higher rate than other hip replacement models. Newly-released information presented that about 12 to 13 percent of patients who received one of the recalled hip implants needed a replacement surgery after just five years. See .

Clarks Summit, PA

#7 Jan 25, 2012
The recovery after hip replacement usually varies from person to person. Elderly people who had hip surgery often have a long time before they fully recover. Complications would arise if the needed time for recovery is not followed. You can visit this site for more information.

Chicago, IL

#8 Feb 10, 2012
Yes it would depend on the rehab specialist to decide if she will be okay on her on. The amount of time would entirely depend on you mother on how she can cope with the prosthesis. Know more about the complications of hip replacement therapy at .

South Bend, IN

#9 Oct 3, 2012
The recovery depends on how your 96-year-old mother respond to the post operation medication. Try to observe and always have a constant communication with your mother's surgeon. For more information, check

Englewood, CO

#10 Oct 5, 2012
Even in other medical and surgical procedures not just limited to hip replacements, it is normal that as we get older our recovery rate may be slower and that may be the case with your 96 year old mother. I would suggest that you learn more about the brand of device implanted in her as that may also be a problem. Read more about it here:

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