Does it affect hip osteoarthritis sex life?

Written by: Dr. Lluís Puig Verdié
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 Septic Pathology of the Locomotor and Traumatic Apparatus in the Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology Service of the famous Hospital Parc de Salut MAR, he is also a member of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology in Dr. Quirón Barcelona, prestigious private hospital in Barcelona.

The combination of the academic training of Dr. Puig Verdié, with his professional experience makes him one of the best professionals in his field, which is why he has been awarded on numerous occasions.

On the other hand, he is a regular speaker at conferences related to his specialty and vice president of the Catalan Society of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology (SCCOT). Dr. Puig Verdié specializes in prosthetic surgery of the knee and hip, as well as in post-surgical prostheses due to infections; In addition to his professional practice, he is an associate professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and guest professor at several Spanish and foreign universities.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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