Hip Surgery and Rehabilitation
Whilst Andy Murray has had a tough few years battling and suffering with Hip pain, the three time grand slam winner, after hinting at retirement, underwent Hip resurfacing surgery in January. After a fantastic 5 months recovery, he’s back playing competitively at the 2019 Queen’s Club… and is pain free!
Why not check out Andy Murrays interview with the BBC talking about his hip surgery. Let’s have a deeper look into what Andy might have been through.
So What is hip Surgery ?
There are 2 types of hip surgery available depending on; the condition of the hip, the intensity of pain on a daily basis, surgeons recommendations, age and considerations into the risks vs benefits.
Total Hip Replacement
- A surgery that comprises of replacing both the femoral head and neck, and also the acetabulum (Circular concavity or socket that the head of the femur rotates within).
- Both the socket, Femoral head and neck are replaced with metal counterparts, to perform the same job.
- More information on hip replacement, Check out this NHS info link.
- A less invasive surgery that involves replacing the damaged surfaces inside the hip socket with a metal or ceramic socket.
- The Femoral head and neck are smoothed over but preserved, with a metal cap cemented on top.
- See Image above.
WHAT MIGHT LEAD TO HIP SURGERY…
- Osteoarthritis (Most common- wearing down of cartilage)
- Hip fracture
- Septic Arthritis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Often you are assessed for hip surgery if your hip pain is severe, and struggle to carry out activities of daily living. It may be accompanied with swelling and stiffness.
WHAT CAN WE DO?
- Function Jigsaw will be able to assist anyone going through post-surgery rehabilitation, from as early as a couple of days following admittance from the hospital.
- We can offer soft tissue therapy to aid with scar tissue formation, re-education of walking, exercise rehabilitation for mobility, building strength and ultimately achieve your goal of getting back to activity pain free. Whether that is walking your dog on a daily basis or competing at an elite level of sport.
Function Jigsaw clients testimonial
Our very own Jim Kellock, suffering with Osteoarthritis, is undergoing treatment at Function Jigsaw, Leicester to help him manage the pain and preserve the joint ends. Jim has received weekly Soft Tissue Release, hip distraction and exercise rehabilitation, and has been improving his quality of life ever since- being able to perform the likes of gardening and playing with his grandchildren better than ever before.
Check out Jim’s Testimonial – Instagram Video.
When considering surgery, always weigh up the risks vs benefits and speak to a medical professional as many injuries can be managed, to the point of being pain free, conservatively.