Total Hip Replacement

A total hip replacement (THR) is a surgical procedure performed by an orthopaedic surgeon in which a prosthetic (artificial) joint made of metal and plastic replaces the arthritic joint surfaces.

Individuals requiring joint replacements usually do so because of arthritic changes (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis) that interfere with their quality of life. These may result in:

  • Pain
  • Decreased mobility
  • Restricted motion
  • Deformity
  • Limping

Most people are very satisfied with the results of a total hip replacement. The expected results include:

  • Pain relief
  • More mobility
  • Improved range of motion
  • Correction of deformity
  • Improved quality of life as people are able to resume activities that they enjoy but had to stop because of a “bad” hip

 

Total Joint Replacement Education Program is now Virtual

Traditionally held in person at the hospital once a month, Thompson Health’s monthly Total Joint Replacement Group Education Program is now available online. The free program addresses questions about preparing for this elective surgery, covering topics such as getting your home ready, beginning an exercise program and more. Nancy Buerman, clinical coordinator of physical therapy at Thompson Health, facilitates this program, which now involves a video presentation. 

Educational presentations and guides have been developed to assist those patients who will undergo total knee or total hip replacement surgery. These materials will give you an overview of what to expect during your joint replacement journey. Rest assured, however, that Thompson Health professionals will be there to guide you through the process step by step.

To sign up, call (585) 396-6050.

 

 

Rehabilitation Locations

 

F.F. Thompson Hospital
350 Parrish Street, Canandaigua
Enter through the Constellation Center via West Street
(585) 396-6050

Farmington Rehabilitation
 Part of F.F. Thompson Hospital 

1160 Corporate Drive, Farmington
(585) 924-4449

Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Center
 Rehabilitation services are part of F.F. Thompson Hospital 

7670 Omnitech Place, Victor
(585) 602-0075

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