Walking skills program improves physical function following hip replacement surgery

Dec 15, 2011 Full story: Science Daily 7

The physical therapy program displayed a positive effect on walking distance and stair climbing which continued 12 months following hip replacement surgery.

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Roselyn

New York, NY

#1 Dec 20, 2011
The hip joint attaches the leg to the torso of the body that's why walking is a problem after a hip replacement surgery. In the hip joint, the head of the thighbone (femur) swivels in a socket, called the acetabulum, that is made up of pelvic bones. Thank you to physical therapy for their studies on how to get through this problem. Just an additional input on hip replacements, defective hip devices may cause health complications. Serious hip injuries, dislocations, or fractures can lead to Avascular Necrosis, medical specialists say. It is a condition wherein blood supply to the ball (the ball-shaped piece of bone that fits into the socket of the hip) portion of the thighbone is cut off and the bone begins to break down. As a result, the surrounding cartilage also begins to collapse, producing acute pain and other symptoms. If you feel that there is something wrong with your hip device, immediately consult your doctor. For a more detailed explanation, visit http://www.depuyhipreplacementlawsuit.com .
Lisa

Torrance, CA

#2 Dec 22, 2011
There has been a report that patients who has undergone arthoplasty surgery will recover from surgery if one applies for a walking training program which has been proven to give tremendous effect. http://www.depuypinnaclelawsuit.com/recall
Julie M

Kansas City, MO

#5 Mar 17, 2013
The mission of a patient after a hip replacement surgery is to walk. Getting back on your feet at an early stage in recovery helps the hip muscles recover from the trauma of surgery. Although there are reports about the complications of this type of surgery that triggered some patients to file charges against the manufacturers of the hip implant devices used. I came across this online resource that offered more information about the complications that hip replacement surgery may bring. Do check this out, http://carenaglines.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/...
Henry

Perth Amboy, NJ

#6 Mar 29, 2013
Being able to walk again without pain and limitations is one of the very reasons why most patients decide to undergo hip replacement surgery. It would indeed help them to fully recover by engaging in programs such as these, especially those which involve activities that may improve their walking skills post-surgery. I came across a site called the DePuy Hip Recall Information Center though and found out that complications from hip implants may also be imminent.
Robert Vish

Kansas City, MO

#7 May 6, 2013
The goal of a patient after a hip replacement surgery is to walk. Getting back on your feet at an early stage in recovery helps the hip muscles recover from the trauma of surgery. Although there are reports about the complications of this type of surgery that triggered some patients to file charges against the manufacturers of the hip implant devices used. If you want to know more about bone health and related injuries, there are articles that I bumped into at http://www.strykerhipreplacementrecall.net/la... that may be of great help to you.
Girly E

Los Angeles, CA

#8 May 8, 2013
I have read the same news online and at http://pinnaclelawsuit.typepad.com that a person who had a hip replacement needs to constantly exercise. A decent program for these patients would really help in improving their gait and mobility.
Jell

New York, NY

#10 Jul 26, 2013
Soon after surgery, you will begin to walk short distances and carry out light everyday activities. This early activity helps your recovery by making your hip muscles regain strength and movement. This may help restore your normal hip motion and strength. Visit http://wrightconservehiplawsuit.com to know more about hip replacement surgeries.

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