WebMD describes hip replacement surgery as a procedure in which a doctor surgically removes a painful hip joint with arthritis and replaces it with an artificial joint. It usually is done when all other treatment options have failed to provide adequate pain relief. The procedure should relieve a painful hip joint, making walking easier.
Whole body vibration is a potential therapy for age-related hip bone density. It may also give relief in the symptoms of pain in the hip from arthritis. See research below.
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Read excerpts of actual research findings below and click on the research article links below to learn more. Articles will appear in a new window- Effect of 6-Month Whole Body Vibration Training on Hip Density, Muscle Strength, and Postural Control in Postmenopausal Women -
“Vibration training improved isometric and dynamic muscle strength (+15% and +16%, respectively) and also significantly increased Bone Mineral Density of the hip (+0.93%).”
“These findings suggest that WBV training may be a feasible and effective way to modify well-recognized risk factors for falls and fractures in older women … “- Whole-Body Vibration Improves Function After Hip Replacement Surgery -
“The addition of Whole Body Vibration to a novel 24-week rehabilitation protocol after hip replacement surgery significantly improves functional performance … “
“In 27 patients (average age, 68 years) 1 to 3 years post-hip-surgery, researchers from Oregon State University in Corvallis found that the 14 patients whose rehab involved Whole Body Vibration significantly outperformed the 13 patients who did the same exercises on a vibration platform that was not activated.”