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By Casey Cortney
Licensed Physical Therapist 

Physical Therapy Today: Pre- and post-operative physical therpy for total hip replacement

 


Total hip replacement (THR) is a surgical procedure to replace a damaged hip joint with a new artificial/prosthetic implant. Physical therapy is essential before and after surgery in order to minimize complications. Therapy also reduces recovery time and restores hip joint function as quickly as possible.

Musculo-skeletal conditions

that may require THR

An impaired hip joint can result in pain and motion restriction for daily activities like sitting, standing, walking and commuting. Some of the conditions that could potentially damage the hip joint include:

• Trauma

• Tumors

• Osteo...



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