Does it affect hip osteoarthritis sex life?

Written by: Dr. Lluís Puig Verdié
Published: | Updated: 19/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®


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.

Hip arthrosis directly influences the patient's sexual life,despite being an undervalued aspect


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.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Lluís Puig Verdié
Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Lluís Puig Verdié is Section Chief of Pathology Septic and locomotor apparatus in Traumatic Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology of the famous Parc de Salut MAR hospital, is also a member of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology Dr. Chiron in Barcelona, prestigious private hospital in Barcelona. The combination of academic qualifications of Dr. Puig Verdié, with his professional experience makes it one of the best professionals in their field, why it has been awarded on numerous occasions. On the other hand, it is a regular speaker at conferences related to their specialty and vice president of the Catalan Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SCCOT). Dr. Puig Verdié specializes in knee replacement surgery and hip, as well as post-surgical prostheses due to infections; in addition to his practice, he is an associate professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and professor guest of several Spanish and foreign universities.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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