The aim of care after your surgery is to allow you to return to your daily activities. The team will advise you regarding the daily activities and the physiotherapy sessions.
You are cared by a multidisciplinary team comprising of the Surgeon / Doctors / Advanced Practice Nurses/ Resident Nurses/ Nurses/ Physiotherapist/ Occupational Therapist / Medical Social Worker / Dietician.
The goal of physiotherapy is to:
The role of occupational therapy is to:
Change the height of the walking aid without consulting your therapist
Swelling following surgery is expected. You should ice the affected area following each set of exercises. Wrap an ice-pack in a layer of towel and apply over the affected area for 20 minutes each time. You should check the integrity of your skin during this process. If you experience severe pain, numbness, discolouration or new bleeding, inform your nurse or doctor.
Your incision may be closed by adhesive stitches, surgical tape, staples or topical skin adhesive. The wound should be covered with adhesive bandages otherwise explained by your doctor or nurse. Upon discharge, nurse will provide information to you on managing your wound.
Climbing up stairs
It is important to know how to use stairs regardless of whether you have them at home as you may encounter them outdoors. You may or may not need someone to help you perform this safely.
Going down stairs
Your physiotherapist will guide you on the following exercises to improve the range and strength of the operated hip. You might not need to do all of them. It is important to perform these exercises only as directed by your therapist to aid in your return to your daily activities as soon as possible. Generally, they should be performed, 5-10 times each time with 5-10s holds each, 3 times a day.
Straighten your knee by tightening your thigh muscles and maintain the contraction
Lower body dressing