Why Fall Is The Perfect Season For Hip Replacements
Setting aside urgent or life-saving cases, surgery is seldom our first treatment choice. With housework to do, a 9-5 job, and your weekly recreational and social routines, is there any good time to schedule surgery? As it turns out, when it comes to hip replacement specifically, there is an ideal season.
With modern advancements, like anterior hip replacement surgery and robotically assisted surgery, recovery times have been lowered drastically across the board. But that’s cold comfort when you’re facing joint replacement. Thankfully, the best orthopedic surgeons in Chapin, Newberry, and Clinton, SC, have a suggestion for you: schedule your hip replacement now.
Why is fall the best time for hip replacement surgery? Let’s dive in.
Why You Should Schedule Hip Replacement Surgery in The Fall
Sad as it is to say, summer is winding down. While the temperature remains a little higher than we like, we can’t deny the rustle of leaves on the sidewalk or the breezes sweeping through treetops. Fall is coming on fast.
At Palmetto Bone & Joint in Chapin, SC, Dr. James Loging and his associates are preparing for hip replacement season. If you’re ready to schedule your surgery, call (864) 833-3046 or contact us online.
Reason #1 – You Can Focus on Recovery Better
The allure of sunny days, travel opportunities, and even lawnwork can’t be denied during the summer season. But now, as the days grow shorter and the grass grows slower, our calendars are increasingly empty.
With your summer travel plans spent and fewer obligations upcoming, fall is an ideal opportunity to focus on your recovery. You’ve done all you can to enjoy this summer. Now, you can set yourself up for pain-free travel and increased mobility when the next summer season rolls around.
Reason #2 – You Can Excel in Physical Therapy
For too long, your osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis has kept you in a chair. In limited bursts, you might have walked on the beach or hopped on a plane to parts unknown, but your hip problems persist. Now that summer’s nearly over, it’s the perfect time to harness that energy.
To get you up and moving ASAP, we’ll start a physical therapy routine shortly after your hip replacement surgery. You’ll be guided through routine strength and mobility exercises on a frequent basis and will need some of that extra zest to complete your rehabilitation.
Reason #3 – Enjoy a Pain-Free Holiday Season
The travel and activity of summer may be fading, but the holiday season is just around the corner. Regardless of how many holidays you’ve spent with constant joint pain, this year can be different. This year, you can stand in the kitchen for long periods, hang ornaments without reserve, and take the grandchildren around the neighborhood to collect candy—all without the hip pain you’ve lived with for too long.
By scheduling your hip replacement surgery in late summer/early fall, you’ll be able to make the most of the holiday season. Travel with ease, welcome extended family, decorate your home, or enjoy the changing leaves on a long walk—all without chronic hip pain.
Reason #4 – Emerge Stronger in the Spring
For most of us, the winter season is less physically demanding than the rest. Aside from the buzz of the holidays, there’s not really much to do when the temperature drops. While Mother Nature takes a well-deserved rest, you can too, and all in the hopes of emerging stronger and more active in the spring.
After hip replacement surgery, most patients can’t believe that they lived so long with chronic hip pain and limited mobility. You can’t know what a difference it makes until you take the plunge and schedule your surgery. If you do, the next spring is bound to be one for the record books. You’ll garden, hike, socialize, and fire up the grill without the stiffness you’re used to.
Reason #5 – It Sets You Up For Long-Term Success
We’ve all seen it happen before—at a certain point in an elderly loved one’s life, they sit down in their favorite chair and never get back up. As we age, the temptation of a sedentary lifestyle increases, doubly so if you’re dealing with stiffness and joint pain. The sooner you schedule your hip replacement surgery, the better.
Inactivity has been linked to a heightened risk of mortality, and it’s easy to understand why. But when we’re pain-free, we’re more willing to get up and move around. By finally scheduling your hip replacement surgery this fall, you’re taking care of the hip pain that could put you in your favorite chair for the rest of your life.
Enjoy more summers, more falls, and more of every season by getting and staying healthy this year.
A History of Hip Replacement Innovation – Palmetto Bone & Joint
Back in 2006, our very own Dr. James Loging was the first to perform anterior hip replacement in South Carolina, establishing a standard of excellence that we maintain today. Now, with our outpatient Surgical Center in Chapin, SC, and our Health & Rehab Center in Clinton, SC, you can get the expert surgical guidance and care you need at a price you can afford.
At Palmetto Bone & Joint, we understand that surgery is seldom your first choice. That’s why we also offer the latest, non-surgical hip pain treatments alongside our world-class anterior hip replacements. If you’ve been putting joint replacement off, this fall is the perfect time to reconsider and speak to an orthopedic surgeon about your options.
Make Plans Without Hip Pain. Call Palmetto Bone & Joint Today!
With bills to pay and dates to keep, scheduling surgery never feels right. But at the end of the day, each of us chooses to make time for self-care, especially when the rest of our lives depend on it. Savor the holiday season and set yourself up for a new kind of success in the new year by finally scheduling your hip replacement today. To learn why Palmetto Bone & Joint is the right place for your procedure, call us today at (864) 833-3046 or contact us online.