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The 7 Most Important Questions to Ask Your Hip Surgeon

Hip pain can have a dramatic impact on your quality of life. Hip surgery can remove pain and restore function, but the decision to proceed with hip surgery should be made carefully. Here are 7 questions to ask your hip surgeon before proceeding with surgery:

1. Can You Try Physical Therapy First? This question is tied in with question two. If there is minimal risk of having hip surgery later, why not try a conservative approach to treating your hip problem? Many patients will not require hip surgery.

2. What is the risk of not performing surgery now? What could happen if you wait six months? One year? The question is whether avoiding surgery for 6 months or a year will compromise the long-term outcome. This issue needs to be discussed with your physician. The other possibility is that your health status could change, and you might not be able to tolerate surgery later. All factors should be discussed with your surgeon.

3. What are the alternatives to hip surgery? A conservative approach to the treatment of the hip should be employed whenever possible. As already stated, many patients will not require hip surgery. In addition to physical therapy, antiinflammatories, injections, and education may be enough to obtain an acceptable recovery. For example, while a hip problem may not heal, the patient may still obtain good long-term function after a period of rehab.

4. What is your expected length of recovery? How many days will you be in the hospital after surgery? These questions need to be asked so that you can plan your life and manage your expectations. Some of these should be asked right away, and some can be asked at a follow-up appointment. Specifically, you should ask your surgeon or their assistant.

Recovery Sub-Questions:

a. How long will you need to follow the hip precautions? Hip precautions are guidelines given to the patient after surgery, and may include such things as do not cross your legs, or do not bend the hip greater than a right angle (90 degrees).

b. Will you need full-time or part-time care? If so, for how long?

c. Will you need a hospital bed at home?

d. How soon will you be able to walk after surgery? Weight-bearing status.

e. Will you need crutches or a walker? If so, how long? f. When can you lie on the operative side?

g. How soon will you be able to climb stairs after surgery?

h. When can you shower after surgery?

i. When can you drive?

j. How soon will I be able to resume normal lifestyle activities besides walking (e.g. work, housework, gardening, etc.)?

k. What are your lifting limits?

l. When is sexual intercourse feasible after surgery?

m. Which sports can you participate in?

n. When can you return to sporting activities?

o. How soon can you resume housework, gardening etc.?

5. How many procedures do you perform every year? How many surgeries of this type have you done? You should ask your surgeon what they specialize in and how many surgeries of this type they have done yearly and in total. Volume is associated with outcome. Surgeons who perform a procedure more often have lower complication rates and better outcomes than those who do so less often.

6. What are the risks of complications and what is your complication rate? If possible, you should try to find out the general complication rate for your surgery. You can then compare it to the surgeon’s specific complication rate for that surgery.

7. If you are going to undergo hip joint replacement surgery, you should ask these specific questions.

a. What is the implant made of? Will you set off metal detectors at the airport?

b. How long will your joint replacement last?

c. What can you do to help keep your joint replacement working as long as possible? (May ask physical therapist)

d. What activities or factors could make your joint replacement wear out more quickly? (May ask physical therapist)

e. Will you need antibiotics for dental care?

Check out the full Hip Pain Relief Program series of videos along with downloadable guide sheets for each video on our website here:


Back Pain Relief Program

Get BACK to pain-free: Bob and Brad bring you the best information on keeping your back in tip-top shape! Check out our Back Pain Program and you'll be bending like a contortionist in no time


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Osteoporosis- The Meeks Method

Sara Meeks specializes in the management of low bone mass and skeletal fragility (osteoporosis).

Here she shares her secrets to successfully prevent, arrest or reverse the Patterns of Postural Change.


Neck Pain Relief Program

70% of people will suffer from neck pain at some point in their lives. DON’T be one of them!

Check out our Neck Program with videos and printable PDFs full of at home treatment options.


Stretching & More Fitness Program

From your head to your toes, the Stretching & More Program offers stretches and techniques that will keep you feeling great and help prevent injuries! Add a few of these to your stretching routine today.


Shoulder Pain Relief Program

You shoulder your daily responsibilities, let us shoulder the burden of relieving your pain!

Check out our Shoulder Program for at home exercises to get you back to business!


Sciatica Relief Program

Do you have pain in your lower back that shoots down into your glute and leg?

Our Sciatica Program offers videos to help relieve your pain at home, work, or just out living life.


Total Knee Replacement Fitness Program

Planning knee replacement surgery? Want to improve your range of motion and return to activities you love?

Our Total Knee Replacement Program can help.


Self Massage Program

Two sure-fire ways of relieving tension and sore muscles: massage and humor! We have both in our Massage Program.

Learn to use self massage for a variety of ailments with videos and printable PDFs.


Hip Pain Relief Program

It’s not hip to spend your life in pain. Enjoy a pain-free life with our Hip Program, full of at home treatment options and printable PDFs!

You'll be back on your feet in no time.


Knee Pain Relief Program

Is knee pain slowing you down? Knee pain relief has never been so accessible.

Learn ways to relieve pain at home and feel your best with the videos in our Knee Program!


Plantar Fasciitis Relief Program

Foot pain can affect many other parts of your body without you even realizing it!

Don’t let your pain progress- stop it NOW with our Plantar Fasciitis program! Full of videos for at home healing.

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