Entries by Anya

Will I need physical therapy after hip replacement?

While physical therapy isn’t required following an anterior approach hip replacement – many patients find that they are able to hit their recovery goals much faster when guided by a physical therapist – as they are able to focus effort on the areas that need the most work. It’s common to have muscle imbalances following […]

When can you drive after hip replacement surgery?

Everyone recovers at a different pace however, most patients feel comfortable driving 2-4 weeks after surgery. It’s important that you do not attempt to drive while you are still taking narcotic pain medication. If your left hip was operated on, you are likely to feel confident enough to drive earlier than if your right hip […]

Should you use ice or heat after hip replacement surgery?

Most patients find ice beneficial for the first 7-10 days after surgery to help reduce swelling and pain. Apply ice for 20 minutes per hour as often as every hour. Many patients use gel packs that can be frozen, while others find ice machines very convenient. Ask us if you’d like to arrange a rental. […]

We’re making some changes to how we support our Medicare Patients

Dear Friends, Patients, and Family,  I started in practice in San Francisco in 2009 and, at this point in my career, I have performed over 3,500 hip surgeries. For years I enjoyed what I believed to be the pinnacle of success in my practice. We were generating good revenue, I had hired an excellent staff, and […]