Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement is the only option for some osteoarthritic hip joints or femur fractures. The image shows that both the socket (the socket) and the head (the neck and neck of your femur) have been replaced. The hospital will provide physical therapy. Research has shown that physical therapy can be used to increase strength and balance in patients.


Possible Treatment Goals

  • Improve Balance
  • Improve ability to bear weight/stand on the leg(s)
  • Improve Fitness
  • Improve Function
  • Optimize Joint Alignment
  • Improve Muscle Strength and Power
  • Improve Proprioception
  • Decrease Postoperative Complications
  • Improve Range of Motion
  • Improve Relaxation
  • Self-care of Symptoms
  • Improve Safety
  • Improve Tolerance for Prolonged Activities
  • Improve Wound Healing