Life after surgery
A few months after the endoprosthetation of the joint, you can continue professional and private life, as well as sports. However, you should be moderate when restoring active movements. It is necessary to avoid excessive loads, especially shots, intense movements, lifting weights, jumps and excess turns.
It is best to take care that the sport does not cause a strong load on the joints (for example, a lot of gentle soil walks, as well as cycling, swimming and light running around the rough terrain). The load after the operation must be gradually increasing.
The level of physical activity is determined by the load that the artificial joint can withstand, the patient's lifestyle plays an important role. Young patients who are physically more active, especially need to establish the most durable modern models of endoprostheses. The most frequent mechanical problem with total endoprosthetics is the loosening of the endoprosthesis. This can occur in many unknown reasons, but one of the known causes is a partial wear of artificial joint. In some cases, this leads to the need for a re-operation.
Even in the absence of complications, regular surveys have been necessary for subsequent years. Based on his experience, the doctor will be able to determine in advance the possibility of developing any complications that otherwise will be detected only in a few years.
Early diagnosis is based primarily on x-ray studies. In addition, the doctor will monitor the dynamics of rehabilitation and the peculiarities of the integration of artificial joint in the body.
Useful events after endoprosthetics
Gymnastic exercises are recommended to start not earlier than from 2 months after an operation on the installation of artificial joint. This requires the mandatory consultation of the rehabilitologist. Massage can be performed 3 months after surgery (with the exception of the operation itself).
3 months after the operation, it is necessary to make an x-ray to control the healing process and the timely definition of negative results. With pain in the operated joint, an anesthetic drugs can be taken in tablets or candles (for example, indomethacin).
During the first months after the operation, it is recommended to keep a special roller (pilot), 10-15 cm. in diameter, between hip. For the prevention of thrombosis (blood clots formation), the binting of the lower extremities is recommended (for 3 weeks after surgery), as well as the admission of aspirin 1 tablet 250 mg 1 time per day for one and a half months. Any seats, chairs and especially the toilet must be high. For this you can use improvised linings.