According to the National Center for Health Statistics, several hundred thousand hip and knee replacement surgeries take place in the United States every year. And if proper recovery techniques are followed, these joint replacement surgeries can give many a new lease on life. Joining us today for Martha Jefferson Healthwise is nurse practitioner and Martha Jefferson Hospital’s Joint Navigator Angie Honeycutt with tips on a having a successful recovery from hip replacement surgery. Click on the video link to see commentary on the questions below.
What should patients and family members consider when heading home from the hospital after a hip replacement?
What are some signs that recovery is not going as smoothly as it should or that a post-surgery problem might exist?
What are some fun activities that post-hip replacement surgery patients can enjoy while they recover?