When You Can Bend Over 90 Degrees After Hip Replacement

Dated on: 06/15/2020 | Post By: orthobethesda

Hip replacement surgery is performed by an orthopedic surgeon to remove a hip joint with arthritis. The old joint gets replaced with an artificial joint, so the patient can enjoy lasting relief. Recovery from hip replacement surgery is a gradual process which requires the patient to take certain precautions to ensure a full recovery. That's why many patients ask questions such as, "When can you bend past 90 degrees after hip replacement?" or "Can you bend after hip replacement?" At OrthoBethesda, we encourage our patients to work with physical therapists after their hip replacement to ensure the recovery process is [ ... ]

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When Not To Have Rotator Cuff Surgery

Dated on: 07/22/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

Most rotator cuff tears don't require surgery to heal. This is because most people with rotor cuff tears don't have any problem with their shoulders. Even if the torn rotator cuff causes shoulder pain, you can get relief without surgical treatment. Here are some facts you need to know about rotator cuff tears and how to get treatment through physical therapy. What Is a Rotator Cuff? A rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons which surround your ball and socket joint in your shoulder. Your rotator cuff enhances the stability of your shoulder and makes it easy [ ... ]

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8 Signs To Know If You Need Hip Replacement Surgery

Dated on: 04/03/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

An ailing hip can make doing the things you love uncomfortable or even impossible. If you're struggling with hip pain or stiffness that prevents you from performing your normal, everyday activities, you may find that hip replacement surgery could have a profound impact on your life — relieving your painful symptoms and increasing your mobility and ability to function. However, for some, conservative treatments are completely sufficient. How Do You Know If You Need a Hip Replacement? How do you know the right option for you? Let's take a look at eight signs that will help you decide if you need hip [ ... ]

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How to Sleep After Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Dated on: 04/03/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

Sleep is an important part of the healing process after any major surgery. However, one of the most common complaints we hear after someone has a total hip replacement is about difficulty or trouble sleeping. Whether you're unable to sleep in the position you're used to or you wake up with pain, the issue likely contributes to restless nights. Also, for several weeks after your surgery, you'll need to take extra precautions when you go to bed to avoid dislocation. To ensure you get some crucial shut-eye, in this post, we'll discuss some tips on how to sleep after you've [ ... ]

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