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Hip Surgery

Hip surgery can be necessary for a number of reasons and the period following surgery can be a challenging time for both yourself and your loved ones as your ability to perform daily tasks is reduced and dependence on others increases.


Aims of hip surgery



There are many aims of hip surgery which can improve your quality of life.

The aims of hip surgery may be to:
  • Reduce pain
  • Increase function and independence
  • Increase hip range of movement
  • Repair damage following a trauma
  • Maximise sporting performance
Liverpool Physio are experts at providing individualised and graduated rehabilitation programmes following hip surgery to maximise the success of your surgery and increase your independence and confidence so that you can return to the activities you enjoy as quickly as possible.


Deep tissue massage of the muscles and connective tissue around the hipAbove: Deep tissue massage of the muscles and connective tissue around the hip



Types of hip surgery

Our physiotherapists treat people following all types of hip surgery. The type of hip surgery you have depends on which structures have been affected.
Hip surgery includes:
  • Arthroscopy ? the procedure used to view the hip joint with a small camera? to remove inflamed tissue, remove bony spurs or repair cartilage

  • Repair of fractured neck of femur ? by either use of pins/screws or a hemiarthroplasty (half hip replacement)

  • Repair of fractured shaft of femur ? by external fixation, intramedullary nailing or plates and screws

  • Hip replacement ? the surgical application of an artificial hip

  • Hip revision ? the repair of an artificial hip which has become loose or damaged

  • Labral repair ? the surgical repair or shaving of the labral tear via arthroscopy
Liverpool Physio regularly rehabilitates people of all ages following a variety of types of hip surgery.


Soft tissue massage of the muscles and connective tissues around the hipAbove: Soft tissue massage of the muscles and connective tissues around the hip



How can physiotherapy help following hip surgery?



Physiotherapy is able to help you recover following hip surgery in the following ways:
  • Increase hip range and quality of movement
  • Increase strength
  • Reduce pain and swelling
  • Improve core stability
  • Improve balance reactions
  • Increase quality of life and independence through function
  • Promote a fast return to activities and sports
Physiotherapy is essential following hip surgery in order to promote healing and to regain your independence through maximising the success of the surgery.? Our physiotherapists are movement and rehabilitation specialists and have complete understanding of the complexity of the hip joint and how surgery can impact on you both physically and mentally. A rehabilitation plan at Liverpool Physio provides you with an individualised and graduated treatment programme in a supportive and safe environment where your goals are our main focus.


Passive stretch of the hip joint and surrounding connective tissuesAbove: Passive stretch of the hip joint and surrounding connective tissues



What does physiotherapy treatment involve following hip surgery?



Physiotherapy treatment varies due to the type of surgery you have had. Certain types of surgery may have research based treatment protocols devised to form the basis of your rehabilitation and our physiotherapists are fully up to date with these procedures.

There are a variety of treatment techniques which may be used following hip surgery. These include:
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Sports specific rehabilitation drills
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Joint mobilisations
  • Balance and proprioception exercises
  • Gait re-education
  • Advice and instruction on assistive devices such as crutches
  • Home exercises programmes
These treatment options can be used in combination in order to help you to regain your function and independence as quickly as possible whilst ensuring your complete safety and satisfaction.


Passive stretch of the hip joint and surrounding connective tissuesAbove: Passive stretch of the hip joint and surrounding connective tissues



Summary



The period following hip surgery can be a frustrating and restrictive time in your life. You can help to ensure that your surgery is as successful as possible by taking advantage of the specialised and graduated rehabilitation programmes Liverpool Physio can offer. Our goal is to help you to reach your goals as quickly as we can, whether this is learning to walk again or a return to sports.

If you would like any further information or would like to arrange an appointment, please contact us at office@liverpoolphysio.co.uk or call one of the team on 0151 558 0077.

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