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Chapter 1: Hip Replacement Surgery Overview
This hip surgery guide is brought to you by Enhanced Recovery Canada (ERC), an initiative that brought together a group of orthopedic experts to recommend the best care for your hip surgery. Information provided on pain management, mobility and physical activity is based on Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS), which has been proven to decrease your pain and length of hospital stay and increase satisfaction and quality of life.
Chapter 2: Preparing for Your Hip Replacement Surgery
Planning ahead and staying healthy can lead to better surgery and recovery. Preparing for your hip surgery doesn’t have to be complicated. Watch the guide to learn how to prepare with your diet, physical activity, and living arrangements.
Chapter 3: Exercises Before Surgery
This guide will walk you through 12 exercises to do before your hip surgery. Exercise can help your strength and mobility before your hip replacement surgery. You may experience pain, which is perfectly normal, but it’s best to respect your pain and listen to your body.
Chapter 4: Day Before and Day of Surgery
It’s important to understand what to do the day before and the day of your surgery, with certain considerations on your diet, cleanliness, lifestyle habits, and personal belongings. This guide will inform you what to do and what to expect throughout this process.
Chapter 5: First Few Days of Recovery
So you’ve just had hip surgery. Before you discharge from the hospital, you and your nurse will work together to control pain and nausea, perform deep breathing exercises, practice mobility exercises, test your bladder, and monitor your diet. Complications after hip replacement surgery are rare, this guide has the necessary information on how to recover better after surgery.
Chapter 6: At Home – Activities of Daily Living
Getting back to normal after your hip surgery will take some work, but this guide has recommendations on various activities of daily life like mobility, pain management, getting dressed, diet, showering, sexual activity, preventing infection, going back to work and travelling.
Chapter 7: Expected Hip Function
You could gradually return to playing sports after your hip surgery. It’s important to listen to your pain and follow your doctor’s guidelines. Watch this guide for some recommendations on mobility and sports after your surgery.
Chapter 8: Post-Surgical Exercises
It’s normal to feel pain or discomfort after your hip surgery, but watch this guide to learn 12 different exercises to recover better and faster, plus some tips on returning to other physical activities like sports and dancing.