Hip pain after hip replacement surgery is a normal part of the healing process, but it can also indicate problems. Normal pain is reported to you by your doctor.
While it can be helpful to talk about any issues before surgery, there is no need to share any information about your personal life or mental health.
To find out if you are eligible, or can find a doctor in your area, visit our HIPPA-compliant healthcare providers list.
The good news is that some of the procedures you might undergo don’t require an ICD-10-CM diagnosis. However, you will need to be careful when choosing a surgeon as these procedures can and do have medical risks.
For example, hip replacement surgery will cause the spine to move differently in many cases than it would have when your bone was healthy. So if you choose an orthopedic surgeon, be sure to get them screened for osteoporosis or a family history of osteoporosis.
If you already have symptoms or an ICD-10-CM diagnosis, you may be referred to a hip rehabilitation specialist. These specialists specialize in managing bone loss caused by hip replacement surgery and are able to provide you with the proper information and advice you need.
What to do If You Have Health Problems Before Hip Replacement Surgery
If you have problems with hip replacement surgery or other health conditions, you will be advised to see your primary care doctor immediately. While you may be able to get through the surgery without any problems, you could have a worse outcome.
A lot depends on whether your surgeon, in the process of doing a successful hip replacement, had any concerns about your health in the past.
There are ways to find out if your surgeon’s practices are HIPPA-compliant so that you can take action if you have questions or concerns about their HIPPA-compliant practices.
If you are looking for an accurate answer, consider checking out the results of the survey that was sent out by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a national group of orthopaedic surgeons. You can find it on your doctor’s website, or on the AAPS website.
If you have any health concerns before surgery, don’t wait until the surgery to start getting treatment. You should consult with your doctor as soon as possible after surgery to discuss treatment options.
What To Do After Hip Replacement Surgery
As with any new surgery, any post-surgery care is important and depends on the extent of your problems.
For example, if you have severe arthritis and/or osteoarthritis, you will need to take a multidisciplinary approach to your rehab. For example, you may need to do physical therapy, acupuncture, spinal exercises, and/or medication.
You should make sure you are well informed of all your options and that you have your options clearly presented to you. Your primary care doctor can tell you more about your options.
If you do get some pain after surgery, there are two things you can do.
First, if you are currently a smoker, quit. You will need to keep using tobacco cessation pills or quit smoking for at least six months after surgery.
Second, if you have had pain with a hip replacement before, avoid activities that cause pain that cause a loss of strength and endurance. Physical activity should be kept at a moderate level.
More information on getting back to work after hip replacement surgery can be found on the HIPPA-compliant healthcare providers list.
HIPPA-Compliant Hip Replacement
If you have had problems with your hip replacement and would like to know more about HIPPA-compliant procedures, call 1-888-486-3666 to speak with our HIPPA expert.
HIPPA-compliant procedures involve more stringent safeguards and requirements, including more information being made available on your HIPPA-compliant medical record.
HIPPA-compliant medical records also require that you have your HIPPA-compliant procedures available for review before and during your recovery.
The process will help ensure that your HIPPA-compliant medical records will be accessible and up to date, as well as that all HIPPA-compliant procedures that you need have been performed.