Total hip replacement at Belleville General Hospital
What is a hip replacement?
Total Hip replacement is surgery done to replace the hip joint with an artificial one. The hip joint is made up of the hip socket (acetabulum – a cup shaped bone in the pelvis) and the ball (head of the thigh bone). Disease and/or damage to the joint can cause hip pain, stiffness and difficulty moving. Your surgery is done to reduce pain and make walking easier
Your information booklet on total hip replacement surgery at QHC - Total Hip Replacement
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Videos for total hip replacement:
We have created a series of videos to assist you in the preparation for your surgery. We encourage you to take the time to view all of them so you are well prepared for your pre-surgical visit to QHC BGH.
About Surgery at QHC
Find out more about what your experience will be like when find that you require surgery at Quinte Health Care. Everything you need to know about your surgical experience at Belleville General Hospital.
Common questions from patients about surgery
There are always questions when you come for surgery this video includes some of the most common questions patients ask. About anesthesia and medications, who will let me know when my surgery is, post surgery help, what to do if my wound becomes infected, how can I prepare and so much more.
Hip replacement post-surgery exercises
Some general information about your physical therapy exercises to recover from you hip joint replacement surgery. You will need to practice your exercises twice a day to start moving the new joint and strengthening the muscles surrounding the joint soon after the surgery.
There are three hip precautions you must follow after surgery
After hip surgery the muscles and tissue around the hip joint are weaker and the hip can be dislocated easily.
There are three hip precautions that must be adhered to to minimize the risk of dislocating the hip until the muscles and ligaments have had time to heal: 1. do not bed forward past 90 degrees 2. Do not cross legs or ankles 3. Do not twist at the hip.
Parking & patient registration at Belleville General Hospital
How to get to the BGH and where to park at the hospital. How to pay for parking and where to register for your appointment.