Double hip replacement

A double joint replacement is also called a “bilateral joint replacement”. A “simultaneous bilateral joint replacement” refers to a double replacement where both hips or knees are replaced in the same surgical setting. A “staged bilateral joint replacement” is when the hips or knees are both replaced in separate surgical events.

What is the recovery time for a double hip replacement?

The surgery, in which both hips are replaced, is done in about 10 to 15 percent of patients. Dr. Westrich says not only does arthritis have to be present in both hips but there also has to be “pain” in both hips. Total recovery takes anywhere from three to six months and during that time, physical therapy is critical.

How long does a double hip replacement last for?

In a staged procedure, the double hip replacement occurs in two distinct steps: Surgery is performed to replace one hip joint. After about 3 to 6 months, the second joint is replaced. Simultaneous double hip replacement

How long does it take to heal after a hip?

Recovery time for a total hip replacement can differ vastly from patient to patient. Some patients may take 6 months to recover, while others may recovery in just 4 weeks.

Is less-invasive hip replacement best for You?

Research recently presented at a meeting of orthopaedic specialists shows that patients often fare no better with minimally invasive hip replacement than those having a standard hip replacement — and may do worse.

How long does a double hip replacement last for?

In a staged procedure, the double hip replacement occurs in two distinct steps: Surgery is performed to replace one hip joint. After about 3 to 6 months, the second joint is replaced. Simultaneous double hip replacement

What is the timeline of recovery after hip replacement?

The average short-term recovery time for a total hip replacement is 4 to 6 weeks. Long-term recovery involves the complete healing of surgical wounds and internal soft tissues. When a patient can return to work and the activities of daily living, they are on the way to achieving the full term of recovery.

How long does it take to heal after a hip?

Recovery time for a total hip replacement can differ vastly from patient to patient. Some patients may take 6 months to recover, while others may recovery in just 4 weeks.

What are the odds of fully recovering from a broken hip?

The paper reports that subjects who’d been physically active before the hip fracture came in with a 36% full recovery rate – described as independent living; only 32% could walk a block without a problem; and just 29% could climb stairs. My 89-year-old mother had had quintuple bypass surgery four years before the hip fracture.