Undergoing treatment for a hip injury or pain is often traumatic for individuals and can render you immobile for a few days to a few weeks, depending on what the procedure was. When you undergo this with an orthopedic hip specialist however, you can rest assured that you will be offered optimal care, with the best treatment options available and the best recovery and follow ups. Here is what you need to know:
Before the Surgery
In the weeks prior to the surgery, you will have several appointments with your specialist to ensure the surgeon has all the information necessary to carry out the procedure with the best chance of successful results. You will be briefed on what to expect, given special instructions for the day of surgery, should there be any, and given all the necessary paperwork to complete.
During the Surgery
Some patients have a simple surgery, while others require a full hip replacement. Depending on what the treatment is that you are undergoing, the surgeon will offer you the appropriate sedatives and pain treatment to allow the procedure to be completed while maintaining your comfort as much as possible. If you are undergoing replacement surgery, you can expect to be in the hospital for a few days afterward, and it is recommended that you look into a recovering care facility once you are released to help you with day-to-day activities given your impaired mobility.
After the Surgery
After the surgery is complete, it is critical that you listen to the surgeon’s instructions when it comes to recovery and resuming normal activities. Failure to abide by the recommended timeline, or not completing the proper recovery tasks, could prolong your recovery and delay the time it takes for you to get back to optimal functioning. It will be important in the initial days following the surgery for you to rest and give your body time to recover. From there, your doctor will provide you with a timeline of when you can expect to engage in certain activities again and what exercises you should do to help the process. The severity of your operation or issue will dictate much of this, and your specialist is trained to be able to know how recovery should look for you, your body, and your procedure.
If you are in pain and experiencing discomfort in your joints, it is no way to live your life. Instead, book an appointment to assess what procedure may be right for you to bring you back to a comfortable quality of life that lets you resume your normal activities without any hindrance.
Reach out today to get the care you need by requesting a consultation with one of the bone, joint, muscle, or spine specialists at the Orthopedic & Sports Institute (OSI). Please call (920) 560-1000 or request an appointment online. OSI is Northeast Wisconsin’s exclusive provider of Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery for Hips & Knees.
The Orthopedic & Sports Institute has convenient locations to serve you. In addition to the flagship facility in Appleton, you will find outreach clinics in New London, Ripon, Shawano, Waupaca, and the newest location serving the Green Bay area, inside the NOVO Health Clinic in De Pere.
OSI now offers a Walk-In Clinic at its Appleton location for new, acute orthopedic injuries.
OSI is a proud member of NOVO Health.