Swelling of the legs after hip surgery

Hip Surgery | After surgery for hip replacement

After the operation of prosthetics of the hipjoint for some time the patient should be in the clinic. Pain in the joint area is the main problem. To facilitate this condition, effective pain medications are prescribed.

To prevent congestion in the lungs,it is recommended to breathe deeply and cough more often. To protect the endoprosthesis from the load during early recovery, a V-shaped pillow is used, which is placed between the patient's legs. For normal recovery the next day after surgery, patients are already advised to get up. It is extremely important to maintain moderate activity. The physiotherapist explains to the patient the technique of special exercises that help to strengthen the joint and restore normal motor activity.

The most important factor of regenerativeactivities are physical exercises. In the first 3-6 weeks after surgery, the patient should gradually restore all the skills of daily activities. Discomfort is possible sometimes during physical activity, and at night.

  • Classes with a physiotherapist and massage therapist.
  • Recover self-service skills.
  • Exercises to restore the volume of movements.
  • Gradual restoration of walking skills.
  • Restore the ability to sit, get up, climb / descend the stairs.
  • Walking to restore mobility and endurance of the body.
  • Exercises to strengthen the new hip joint.

The patient needs to take antibiotics beforeany surgical procedures that can facilitate the penetration of pathogenic bacteria into the bloodstream. Patients with a normal immune system after endoprosthetics of the hip joint before dental procedures require antibiotic prophylaxis.

Any of these signs should be reported immediately to your doctor:

  • Appearance of the wounded from the wound
  • Edema, redness, tenderness in the area of ​​a postoperative wound
  • Increase in temperature over 37.5 ° С
  • Chills
  • Growing pain in the joint area on the background of physical activity and rest

Complications include displacement of elements and impaired mobility of the joint, trauma of blood vessels or nerves, bleeding, fracture.

Such dangerous complications as infectionjoint, occur in less than 2% of cases. Even more rare are complications from other organs and systems, for example, myocardial infarction or stroke. The risk of complications increases with the presence of chronic diseases in the patient.

With the passage of time, the wear of the endoprosthesis and the weakening of its elements are noted. But with the development of techniques of endoprosthetics and the appearance of new materials, this problem will disappear.

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