Home Base Physical Therapy Total Hip Replacement
In a total hip replacement (also called total hip arthroplasty), the damaged bone and cartilage is removed and replaced with prosthetic components.
- The damaged femoral head is removed and replaced with a metal stem that is placed into the hollow center of the femur. The femoral stem may be either cemented or “press fit” into the bone.
- A metal or ceramic ball is placed on the upper part of the stem. This ball replaces the damaged femoral head that was removed.
- The damaged cartilage surface of the socket (acetabulum) is removed and replaced with a metal socket. Screws or cement are sometimes used to hold the socket in place.
- A plastic, ceramic, or metal spacer is inserted between the new ball and the socket to allow for a smooth gliding surface.
Physical Therapy After Total Hip Replacement
Physical Therapy is vitale in making a full recovery after a THR. At Home Base Physical Therapy in Morristown, NJ you will work one on one with a Physical Therapist in order to develop and execute a plan of care that best suites your needs.
Goals of treatment will be to regain full strength, full range of motion and return you to your previous functional level.