How does hip osteoarthritis affect sexual activity?
Hip osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that basically causes two symptoms, two problems, pain and loss of mobility. This influences the sexual activity of patients, it is known that up to 70% of men and almost 96%, that is, almost 100% of women who have osteoarthritis of the hip have pain when doing the sexual act and also in women, the joint stiffness that limits their legs, makes it difficult for them to perform the sexual act.
Is sexual activity one of the factors that influences the decision when to operate?
Unfortunately not, since it is known that sexual activity is a subject that does not come out in the medical visit and, in fact, various investigations in the USA.. he saw that more than 80% of surgeons and traumatologists did not ask their patients about this activity and, in fact, we know that scales of assessment of how patients are before and after surgery never include sexual activity when they should include it , which is not taken into account but should be taken into account.
Once the prosthesis is implanted, when can sexual activity be resumed and what precautions should be taken?
Once the surgical intervention of the total hip prosthesis is performed, the most important risk is that a dislocation occurs, that is, a dislocation, a separation of the femur and the socket, and the most important risk is during the 4 - 6 weeks first and during this period of time will have to have some restrictions and you have to avoid flexing the hip, bring your knees together or turn your foot inwards. After this period of time the activity can be done freely, without any restriction.