Your New Hip
It is normal to experience some numbness in the skin around your incision. You may also feel some stiffness, particularly with excessive bending. These symptoms will diminish over time.
Keep in mind, your new hip may activate metal detectors required for security in airports and some buildings.
After surgery, make sure you do the following:
- Participate in a regular light exercise program to maintain proper strength and mobility of your new hip.
- Take precautions to avoid falls and injuries. Individuals who have undergone hip replacement surgery and suffer a fracture may require more surgery.
- Notify your dentist that you have had a hip replacement. You will need to take antibiotics before any dental procedure for a minimum of two years after your surgery and possibly longer, depending on your past health history.
- See your orthopedic surgeon periodically for routine follow-up examinations and X-rays, even if your hip replacement seems to be doing fine.
Joint Replacement to Restore Motion and Renew Vitality
Total knee, hip, and shoulder replacement surgery, as well as other surgical and non-surgical treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis of the joints.