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Smart Ways To Support Recuperation After A Hip Replacement

Everyone wants to be supportive of friends or loved ones during their recuperation after a surgical procedure. We have tips provided by hip replacement patients to help you provide valuable assistance that will make recovery easier and more comfortable for the people you love.

Hip replacement surgery is becoming more common among patients with chronic hip pain; recovery times vary from a few days to a few months, depending on the surgical approach used. If you are looking for ways to support a friend as he or she recovers after surgery, we can help you with tips we’ve gathered from those who’ve been through a hip replacement procedure.

Everyone responds differently to medical stress. Some people love to be coddled; others prefer quiet solitude during recuperation. Advances in surgical procedures have improved recovery times, but a hip replacement is still a major surgery that places postsurgical restrictions on the patient. This temporary disability can leave a patient frustrated, exhausted, embarrassed, or lonely. Our firsthand tips from people who’ve undergone hip replacements, plus your personal knowledge of the patient, can help ease the recovery process.

We all appreciate thoughtfulness. We hope that these insights will raise awareness about the specific challenges of hip replacement recuperation, and help you to smooth the road to recovery for the people you love.

When to seek treatment for your arthritis

Arthritis doesn’t have to spell the end of an active life. If you are experiencing worrisome symptoms or persistent pain, the renowned arthritis specialists at Summit Orthopedics can help. We work with you to confirm a diagnosis and develop an appropriate conservative treatment plan. If nonsurgical treatments fail to support your lifestyle goals, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons will consult with you and discuss appropriate surgical options. Summit is home to innovative joint replacement options. Our Vadnais Heights Surgery Center is one of only two surgery centers nationally to receive The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement.

Start your journey to healthier joints. Find your arthritis expert, request an appointment online, or call us at (651) 968–5201 to schedule a consultation.

Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MNPlymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.

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