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How should I prepare for hip replacement surgery?

Hip replacement surgery is a little less intensive than knee replacement surgery, but you should still:

  • participate in physical therapy prior to surgery to establish flexibility and range of motion
  • eat a diet rich in iron and vitamin C to help the healing process after surgery
  • get a sense of your home environment and your support system for once you return home from surgery

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