Post-surgery Rehab

Post-surgery Rehab

A common surgery for the hip is a total hip replacement. Another type of common surgery for the hip is open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) to help the fractured bone (femur) to heal in the correct position.  The amount of force it takes to break bone means that the soft tissues around the hip are most likely also injured. After surgery, due to limited movement, range of motion and strength are lost rather quickly. Since walking is a very complex action of different muscles moving in a coordinated action, it can be difficult to walk after a hip surgery.

How physical therapy helps:

Physical therapy is an important part of the rehabilitative process after hip surgery. Depending on your surgery and your surgeon’s protocols, we will progress you through a structured rehabilitation program. The goal is to restore pain-free range of motion in the hip while protecting the healing structures. Finally, exercises to improve your strength and maximize your balance are introduced to maximize your return to normal pain-free walking. Call Bay State Physical Therapy today to learn more about our post-surgery rehabilitation program.