Patient Specific Hip Replacement
- Patients with symptomatic Osteoarthritis require a Total Hip Replacement
- Involves removal of entire head (ball) and acetabulum (socket) and replacement with an implant via a minimally invasive approach
- Pre op 3D CT allows for very accurate matching of implant to patient (Custom plan)
- Less than 10% of patients have very abnormal anatomy and require full Custom implant (Patient is always informed of this)
- Half of these custom patients would not be known without 3D CT planning
- 2D planning (99% of surgeons’ technique) can result in 1-3cm+ of placement error
- Implants are made of Titanium with Delta ceramic bearings (Symbios Orthopaedics)
- We have found 3D planned patients have faster recovery and better functional outcome
Frequently Asked Questions – Hip Replacement
When should I start physiotherapy?
Before your outpatient appointment at 2 weeks post op
How long should I have physiotherapy for?
When can I drive?
3-4 weeks post op at earliest, when you can perform an emergency stop safely and you are off crutches
Is pain expected?
Mild to moderate for 1-2 weeks
How long will I be off work for?
4-6 weeks with a graduated return over the following 4 weeks. You will have limited mobility and walking times/distances for the first 6-8 weeks. Full commute is expected after 8 weeks
Will I be able to walk normally?
Yes, but it will take 4-6 weeks minimum and depends on therapy program
How long do I need to wear stockings for?
How long do I need to keep my dressing on for?
Can I go home by myself?
When can I start exercising?
2 weeks post procedure and with the advice from your Physiotherapist
When can I fly?
After 6 weeks