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LimaCorporate - Orthopaedic Emotion

LimaCorporate - Orthopaedic Emotion: LimaCorporate is the Italian multinational in orthopaedics and traumatology. For over 60 years Lima has been present in the medical field with implantable prostheses for knee, hip, shoulder and small joints arthroplasty. LimaCorporate's main objective is to produce a complete system of interchangeable modules to better adapt the implant to each patient's needs, thus reducing surgery time and improving functional rehabilitation. LimaCorporate is strongly committed to internationalization, and has 14 foreign Subsidiaries worldwide alongside its modern production facilities in Italy and the Republic of San Marino..



Are there any major risks?
Most surgeries go well with no complications. There are two serious complications however, infection and blood clots. To avoid these, antibiotics are usually used during and after surgery as well as blood thinners. Special precautions are also taken in the operating room to reduce the risk of infection.

Will I need blood?
You may need to receive a blood transfusion after surgery. The blood bank is very safe, but if you want to use your own blood, please discuss this with your surgeon months before surgery.

How long will I be in the hospital?
Most hip patients are in the hospital 1 - 4 days after their surgery. There are several goals that must be met before you go home.

What if I live alone? Will I need help at home?
Where will I go after I am discharged from the hospital?

You can’t stay alone after you leave the hospital due to risk of falls while on pain medication, as well as due to your recent anesthesia and surgery. Most patients are able to go home directly after discharge from the hospital with assistance from family or friends. You may also have a home health nurse and physical therapist assist you at home several times a week, but you still need family or friends to be there to help with meal preparation, bathing and other household activities for several days or weeks depending on your progress. Case management will follow you in the hospital and help you with this decision and make the necessary arrangements. You may also go to a rehab facility (inpatient rehab hospital or skilled nursing facility that specializes in rehab) if needed. You need to know ahead of time what your insurance will pay for and you need to meet criteria to be admitted into a facility; not everyone meets the criteria. The case manager, physician and hospital can’t make insurance companies pay for anything that is not covered in your medical insurance coverage.

Will I need equipment before I go home?
YES. You should either be using a walker or crutches when you go home. The physical therapist (PT), physician and case manager will help you decide which is safest and how long to use each device. A three-in-one bedside commode might be needed, those items would be best purchased and installed before your surgery.

Will I need physical therapy (PT) when I go home?
YES. Home care PT or outpatient PT will have already been discussed with you and arranged for by the case manager while you are in the hospital. In most cases, home care PT is set up for two weeks with three visits per a week. After that, you will likely go to outpatient PT. Outpatient PT is also usually three times a week. The length of time required for therapy varies with each patient.

When will I be able to drive?
The ability to drive depends on whether surgery was on your right or left leg, the type of car you drive, your surgeon’s advice, and your state laws. You cannot drive while taking many types of pain medication; it is against the law. Depending on your surgeon, it could be more than six weeks before you can drive.

Will I notice anything different about my hip after surgery?
YES. Your hip could be swollen for 3 - 6 months after surgery. You may have some numbness on the outside of your scar which may last a year or more and is not serious. You may also have soreness in your hip up to 3 - 6 months after surgery; this should go away. If you hear a pop, have difficulty weight-bearing on your operative limb or experience sudden onset of pain in your joint, notify your surgeon immediately.


The following information is provided about hip replacement in general. It is not intended to provide recommendations regarding your medical care or if hip replacement is appropriate for you. Your orthopaedic surgeon is responsible for all recommendations and decisions about your medical care if you and your surgeon decide that hip replacement is appropriate for you. The following information also does not provide a complete or full discussion of the specifics of hip replacement surgery; the prosthesis that may be used; your care before, during, and after surgery; or the potential complications associated with hip surgery and your particular condition. Depending upon your particular condition, some of the general information provided may not be applicable to you. You will need to discuss the specifics of your case with your surgeon. LimaCorporate does not guarantee any specific results, recovery or rehabilitation. WARNING: Please remember the information on this document is for educational purposes only and should not be used to make a decision on a condition or a procedure. All decisions should be made in conjunction with your surgeon and your primary care provider. The people appearing in the photographs on this publication are models and used for illustrative purposes only