Hip Replacement Surgery | All You Need to Know About Hip Replacement Surgery

Post-operative care

After the procedure, a good care to the wound is mandatory for appropriate wound healing, and closure. The patient would be advised about how to seat, and how to put him self in and out of a bed, or a chair. Patient would be educated about appropriate hip flexion, and how to proceed in his daily activity slowly and under surgeon instructions.

Post-operative deep venous thrombosis is a quite common post-surgical complication. since the patient’s mobility would be limited following the hip arthroplasty surgery, prophylaxis treatment immediately after the surgery is important.

A study by Raphael et al. about the use of aspirin as a prophylaxis after arthroplasty. They founded that aspirin using after hip arthroplasty has a beneficial effect on prevention post-operative deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.