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Welcome to Reading Orthopaedics
One stop solution for hip knee and foot & ankle disorders
Osteoarthritis is a very common condition affecting us as we get older.
Treatment of arthritis depends on the stage of arthritis and the degree of symptoms you get.
In early stages, simple measures like
would help reduce the symptoms.
In late stages of arthritis, joint replacement gets rid of the pain and stiffness and improves your mobility
Are there any risks in having joint replacement?
Joint replacement is generally a successful operation and lasts for 10 to 15 years.
The followings are the
rare risks involved.
(sciatic nerve) that can affect foot movement.
Total hip replacement
How long will I be in the hospital?
3 to 5 days.
When will I start to walk again?
Either on the same or next day of operation.
When can I drive?
6 weeks after operation, once you are able to do an
How will you reduce the risk of infection?
You will be given antibiotics at the time of operation.
How will you reduce the risk of blood clots?
You will be given tablets or injections to thin the
Can I lie on my side?
We advise you to lie on your back for 2 weeks after
After 2 weeks, you may lie on your side of operation
How can I reduce the risk of dislocation?