Hip replacement surgery is usually performed as an elective procedure. When making this life-changing decision, you need to well informed of the facts. Here are questions to ask your surgeon before undergoing hip replacement surgery:
What surgical approach for hip replacement does your surgeon recommend?
Patients can expect to recover much faster and have better hip function with the advanced muscle-sparing anterior approach hip replacement that minimizes trauma to surrounding muscles and soft tissues. Discuss with your surgeon if this approach can be used for your specific hip condition.
Does your surgeon have specialized training and experience in hip replacement surgery?
The more qualified and experienced your surgeon is, the better is the likelihood of a positive surgical outcome. Dr. Paul Jacob has received advanced fellowship training in hip replacement surgery and has an extensive history of successfully performing many hip replacement surgeries as well as revising hip replacement surgeries performed by other surgeons.
What are the risks and complications of hip replacement surgery?
Complications from hip replacement surgery are very rare. It is considered one of the most successful orthopedic surgeries performed in the USA. Dr. Jacob’s meticulous attention to every aspect of the surgery, detailed pre-surgical planning, and use of robotic-assisted surgery further reduces risk of complications.
How fast can I expect to recover after the surgery?
With minimally invasive surgical techniques and better pain control methods, hip replacements can be performed in the outpatient setting for the right candidates. You may be allowed to go home on the same day as the procedure or after an overnight stay.
What can I do before the surgery to improve the outcome?
Prior to surgery, you are recommended to stay as active as possible and perform exercises to help strengthen your hip muscles. Having obtained a master’s degree in Physical Therapy, Dr. Jacob can prescribe specific exercises to be performed before surgery that will help improve surgical outcomes.
Dr. Jacob brings cutting edge techniques and technology to the Oklahoma City area. He has extensive training in minimally invasive, rapid recovery joint replacement as well as robotically assisted hip and knee replacement. Dr. Jacob is a pioneer in outpatient joint replacement allowing some patient to go home the same day as their procedure and recover in the comfort of their own home. The cornerstone of Dr. Jacob’s practice is to have the recovery process be easier, faster and less painful allowing his patients to get back into the game of life. Dr. Jacob is committed to bringing the highest level of orthopedic care while treating each and every patient like a family member. Providing you with patient centered care you can trust.