This section gives information about hip surgery, physiotherapy pre, post and rehabilitation information
General Information for Hip Surgery
Do I need a prescription for my brace?
What do I need to bring to my Surgery?
Yes, you should already have a prescription for your brace and physiotherapy prior to your surgery
Prior to your surgery please bring your braces, crutches, ice machine, and Durolane (if prescribed)
When Can I shower?
5 days after surgery. After you remove the outer white dressing and cover incisions with waterproof bandages
After 6 weeks when your brace come off, you may drive. Provided that you have been not been instructed otherwise
When Can I Drive Again?
What do I do with my dressings after surgery?
How long do I used my Brace and Crutches for?
Leave on and keep dry for 5 days, then remove dressing with foam pads and place clean waterproof dressing over incisions
Use your brace crutches for the first 6 weeks to ensure your walking pattern is symmetrical
How long do I need to use my cold therapy unit?
Use as needed for 2 weeks or longer. This will help lessen your pain after surgery, decrease the swelling, and allow you to use less pain medication
Routine Follow up
x-rays are taken
Physiotherapy plan is reviewed
Stitches are removed
Hip is starting to heal
You will be able to do more movement and stretching
Bring your physiotherapy report
Complete a survey on how your hip is feeling
1 year & Yearly
Survey on how your hip is feeling
Visits as required