05: Physical Therapist Discusses Hip Replacement Surgery and Artificial Hip Failures

Do you have pain that seems irregular after Hip Surgery? Today’s guest will guide us through the expectations of hip surgery, what it is like to go through the surgery, what rehab is like, and what happens to a person when an artificial hip fails inside the body.

Amy Dougherty a physical therapist on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, is the owner of Outer Banks Physical Therapy. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where Clay also attended college and Law School. Loved by her patients, she is an outstanding Physical Therapist and will explain how hip surgery impacts your body and what happens to the body when hip surgery fails.

Show Highlights:

  • Few reasons a person might need a hip replacement surgery
  • Arthritis is the most common cause for hip replacement surgery
  • How soon physical therapy starts after the surgery
  • Biggest issues that come into play when going home for recovery
  • What physical therapy might look like when you first arrive
  • How long exercise at physical therapy tend to last and being able to take them home
  • Sports that Amy would discourage after a hip replacement surgery
  • Symptoms Amy notices if the hip surgery has failed
  • There should be little to no pain after a hip surgery and the rehab 
  • Metallosis – description and what happens when you have it
  • Rehab for a person who has multiple surgeries on the same hip
  • Amy’s medical opinion if a follow-up surgery would be successful 
  • Better outcomes after learning of metal on metal hips, and fewer revision surgeries


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I was involved in a case for the faulty hip replacements. Clay Hodges represented me. I can't say enough about how much he has helped me. Clay was able to win multiple settlements on my behalf with most of them being the maximum amount able to be awarded. Matt J.
Clay, thank you sir for making a disheartening experience at least palatable, you and your staff were honest, caring and understanding through the entire process of my wife’s hip replacements, while monetary settlements never make the pain and suffering end, it sometimes is the only way people can fight back to right a wrong. J. V.
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