Frequently Asked Questions - All FAQs

FAQs - All FAQs
Cost of surgery depends on the individual social security system, country of the patient and type of surgery (cost of implant, length of stay). One can always send a personal request by email to receive a personal cost analysis. Please forward your request to helpdesk@hip-clinic.com.
Practically none, 1 x-ray after 1 year, and an x-ray every 2 years for abroad patients.
This is not necessary but always can be beneficial.
We have a waiting list of about 10 to 16 weeks.
We have a waiting list of about 10 to 16 weeks.
1 to 2 weeks 2 crutches, 1 to 2 weeks 1 crutch. No cane. What is normal exercise? Actual daily living means 4 to 5 weeks. More strenuous activities can begin from then one, like patient feels for himself. Patient has to be his own barometer.
You can email or sent them to the office of the clinic, see Contacts for address information. (FEDEX works well).
You can email or sent them to the office of the clinic, see Contacts for address information. (FEDEX works well).
The common rule is:
Two crutches have to be used as long as it is needed and felt by the patient himself. The physiotherapist also can decide to discontinue the need of two crutches. In normal circumstances this means:
- 4 to 6 weeks for a classical total hip prosthesis or revision.
- 1 to 3 weeks for a resurfacing procedure.
Everything depends on the patient himself, is different from surgery to surgery. In a young patient with a resurfacing, two crutches can be left at 1 or 2 weeks. In an older patient (>75) with classic THA this becomes 4 to 6 weeks.

The use of one crutch starts as indicated above. The change from 2 crutches to 1 crutch depends normally on the possibility of weight bearing on the operated limb, the confidence of putting weight on the limb, and the disappearance of pain with weight bearing.

Walking without crutches starts when the disturbed gait disappears, and full weight bearing on the operated limb is no problem anymore.
The common rule is:
Two crutches have to be used as long as it is needed and felt by the patient himself. The physiotherapist also can decide to discontinue the need of two crutches. In normal circumstances this means:
- 4 to 6 weeks for a classical total hip prosthesis or revision.
- 1 to 3 weeks for a resurfacing procedure.
Everything depends on the patient himself, is different from surgery to surgery. In a young patient with a resurfacing, two crutches can be left at 1 or 2 weeks. In an older patient (>75) with classic THA this becomes 4 to 6 weeks.

The use of one crutch starts as indicated above. The change from 2 crutches to 1 crutch depends normally on the possibility of weight bearing on the operated limb, the confidence of putting weight on the limb, and the disappearance of pain with weight bearing.

Walking without crutches starts when the disturbed gait disappears, and full weight bearing on the operated limb is no problem anymore.