Work Experience- Week 14-16

A very common operation people will come in for while at work experience was hip replacements. This is a very common operation especially in the older generation.

Some of the common reasons for a hip replacement are:

  • osteoarthritis- the cartilage inside your hip joint gets worn away meaning the bones rub together which can be extremely painful
  • hip fracture- which can be common in the elderly if they fall due to their fragile bones
  • rheumatoid arthritis- when the immune system attacks the joint meaning it can be very painful

The recovery time can vary from two months to a year and the physiotherapy team help you regains full function of your hip.

The purpose of a new hip joint is to:

  • relieve pain in order to increase comfort
  • improve the function of your hip and the ability to move

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