Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Home Exercises Work Well for Rehab after Hip Surgery

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Home Exercises Work Well for Rehab after Hip Surgery

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Dear Doctor K: I'm having hip replacement surgery next month. I know I'll need rehabilitation afterward, but does it matter where I do it?

Dear Reader: It's been routine after hip replacement surgery to have extensive physical therapy. This rehabilitation therapy, or "rehab," usually consists of a series of outpatient appointments with a physical therapist, as well as exercises to do at home. The goal of rehab is to improve the strength, stamina and balance of walking.

The visits to the physical therapist usually take place two or three times a week for a month or more. But a new study calls into question the need for all the visits to physical therapists.

The researchers presented their findings at a recent meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. …

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