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Hip resurfacing is aimed at young, active adults less than 60 years of age in need of a hip replacement. Adults over 60 can still be considered if they are living non-sedentary lifestyles after a review of bone quality. Sometimes, hip arthritis can result in extreme deformity of either the head of the femur or the acetabulum (hip socket) and these cases are generally not candidates for hip resurfacing.
After your hip resurfacing procedure, you will undergo rehabilitation therapy in our Sports Medicine South state of the art Physical Therapy center. It is very important to understand this process because it is a key factor for a positive outcome. The recovery program begins the day after your surgery and starts with a device called an incentive Spirometer. This device measures lung capacity and assists in taking deep breaths. It is important in preventing fluid from collecting in your lungs and prevents the risk of pneumonia.
Some non-surgical alternatives to hip resurfacing are available. Lifestyle modification is the most radical, asking you to typically lose weight, avoid activities that demand long periods of walking or standing, and the use of a cane to decrease stress on the painful hip. Exercise and physical therapy is another option, as well as anti-inflammatory medications or the dietary supplements glucosamine and chondroitin.
Total hip replacement surgery replaces your problem hip joint with a prosthetic. This surgery almost always reduces joint pain and benefits people of all ages. Depending on your age and the amount of damage to your joint, your doctor will choose a surgery option that will benefit you the most. With total hip replacement, the rounded head of your thighbone and your hip socket are replaced with prostheses. In hip resurfacing, your hip socket is replaced with prosthesis and the rounded head of your thighbone is then capped with a prosthesis that fits inside your new hip socket.
RICE is the general treatment plan for most groin pulls. For up to two weeks, avoid activities that may aggravate the injury further.
A doctor must be seen for treatment of any suspected hernias. Surgery is almost always required to correct the hernia.
Symptoms for an ruptured iliopsoas include sudden pain in the groin that returns when you lift your knee to your chest, and weakness in lifting the knee up.
Treating an iliopsoas rupture includes using RICE therapy, use of crutches if necessary, and possibly some physical therapy and rehabilitation.
Treatment mainly involves resting for up to 2 weeks, with ice or medication to help reduce the pain.
Before surgery is recommended, anti-inflammatory medications and/or an exercise program to strengthen the hip joint muscles may be prescribed.
Should surgery be the only option, physical therapy is required once the procedure is complete.
While the shortening of the muscle and compression of the nerve are common cases of piriformis syndrome, overuse of the gluts and other hip muscles can be factors.
Treatment includes stretching and strengthening excercises.
There are many types of bursitis (elbow, knee, shoulder, hip, etc), but most diagnoses are consistent in that each show tenderness and swelling over the bursa along with pain during movement. Inflamed bursas carry a small chance of getting infected. If you experience open wounds around the area of bursitis, redness, or a fever/chills, contact a doctor immediately.
Treating bursitis is a matter of resting and protecting the affected area. Ice it down, take anti-inflammatory medicines to control swelling, with physical therapy & cortisone injections available for persistent cases. Physical rehab may be recommended for serious cases.