OT Tips: Identifying Hip Patients

  • Hip Surgery Scars

If you need a basic refresher as you start working in the acute care setting, this can be helpful.
Note: The featured picture is taken 3 days post femoral oscopy, arthroscopy, acetabularoscopy, and labrum tear repair of the left hip. The second picture was taken 30 days after the surgery. Clients with this surgery required shower bench, raised toilet seat, and reacher. In this case client needed to cook for herself so she fortunately borrowed a wheelchair for 1 month to maneuver around her house. 1 year or physical therapy was required. Used crutches for approx. 3 months following surgery.
A protocol for this surgery is found under PT under Home Exercise Program section.

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