About the program:
This program is aimed at patients over the age of 70 who have had their hip joint replaced with a prosthesis.
You may begin this program after consulting your physician or a member of our team.
The goal of the program is to prevent muscular atrophy, to restore movement in the joint, and prevent bad compensatory habits.
For a full and timely recovery, it is necessary to perform the exercises daily.
What the program contains:
- The program contains video playlists.
- A new playlist is loaded every day.
- The videos combine a detailed description of the exercise with a visual demonstration of how to correctly perform it.
- The exercises gradually progress in difficulty.
28 days of rehabilitation
31 different exercises
289 videos total
All rehabilitation exercises are only to be performed until you feel a stretch up to a mild discomfort. Under no circumstances should you cause yourself any pain. If you feel any pain, please take a short break and resume exercising at a reduced strain level. Overexertion will slow down the recovery process!
This program was created with the help of:
Dr. Nikolay Tivchev, M.D., Chief of Othopedics and Traumatology at Serdika Hospital
Please don’t hesitate to ask us your questions. Dial +359889250440 or use the chat bubble on the bottom right.
Typically, people over the age of 50 experience issues related to some form of hip joint deterioration. With age, cartilage thins, hardens, becomes brittle, and eventually depletes completely. Bones become exposed and vulnerable. Lumps called bone spurs or osteophytes form, which leads to further friction and irritation of surrounding tissue. Initially, the pain only occurs after some greater exertion or as a fleeting sensation when we begin walking. Over time the frequency of unpleasant sensations increases until a more advanced stage when even sitting and lying down can be painful. The hip joints and bones of the elderly, especially in women, become affected by osteoarthritis as well as osteoporosis. Femoral neck fractures are a common occurrence as a result. If the osteoarthritis is particularly advanced, a hip joint replacement may become necessary. Diabetics and the overweight are also at a greater risk of developing osteoarthritis of the hip.
Arthroplasty involves a technique called endoprosthesis, whereby different tissue structures are replaced with artificial, highly durable prosthetic materials. Arthroplasty of the hip joint is a procedure to replace the joint with an endoprosthesis, whenever necessary. The prosthesis can be unipolar or bipolar, depending on the level of deterioration.
The exercises are incredibly important for home care, especially in the first few weeks after the operation. You should be able to perform the most basic, light everyday movements within 3 to 6 weeks. In the first few weeks, it is normal and expected to experience some discomfort during movement and activities, as well as at night.
The rehabilitation program aims to restore muscle strength and balance. A full recovery of muscle function, a normal gait, and an improved quality of life require 4 to 6 months.