Walk at 4 hours after your hip replacement.

Hip arthritis pain can manifest as a variety of pains. Some of these include pain in the buttocks, pain on the outside of the hip, pain in the groin and most commonly pain in the thigh.

Most cases of pain from hip arthritis can be easily diagnosed with an Xray.

Your general practitioner will often have sent you for this Xray before referring you on.

Every patient is different and may have different requirements for treatment.

Your age and required activity level matters in the selection of treatment.

The most common surgical treatment for hip arthritis is a total hip replacement.
The selection of the prothesis is individualised with bearing surfaces (head and cup liner) being the most common differences from patient to patient.

Professor Papantoniou offers currently available treatments for hip conditions and will discuss this with you at the time of consultation.

Professor Papantoniou for the last few years has practiced an advanced pain relief called Local Infiltration Analgesia (LIA). This has allowed his patients to eat and drink immediately upon return to the ward. His patients are out of bed walking around 4 hours after their hip replacement. Most patients are independently walking that evening and can go home the following morning. Patients report minimal pain. Any pain is well controlled with simple pain relief tablets.
Patients are able to be freely mobile and go home to their family and friends. They can sleep in their own beds.

Hip arthritis

Degeneration of the hip joint. This leads to wearing out of the moving surfaces. The Femoral head (Ball) and Acetabulum (Socket). Patients feel pain which is often worse on walking. The hip can ache at night.

Total Hip Replacement (THR)

Replacement of the worn out surfaces on both sides of the hip joint with metal components. The moving surfaces could be either metal, plastic or ceramic depending on the individual patient.

Local infiltration analgesia (LIA)

An advanced pain relief technique that minimises post-operative nausea and pain. It allows walking 4 hours after the operation and eating and drinking on return to the ward. This technique was developed right here in Sydney by my Anaesthetist and I have been practicing this for over 10 years with excellent results. We have published a book on this technique.

Associate Professor Peter J. Papantoniou Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Consultant Spine Surgeon
Hip surgery, Knee surgery, Sports Knee surgery, Lumbar Spine surgery, Percutaneous Lumbar Spine surgery, Percutaneous Lumbar spine fusion, Lumbar fusion, Laminectomy, Discectomy, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Unicompartmental Knee arthroplasty, Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, Arthroscopy, Minimally invasive surgery, MIS, Minimally invasive spinal surgery, MISS, Advanced pain relief techniques, APRS, Minimal pain surgery, MPS, keyhole surgery.

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