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How long is the recovery time after a hip replacement?

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  • A Orthopedic Surgery, answered on behalf of
    How Long Is the Average Recovery Time for Hip-Replacement Surgery?
    Thomas Fleeter, MD from Reston Hospital Center goes over what to expect when recovering from hip replacement surgery. Watch this video to learn more.
  • A Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery, answered on behalf of
    How Long Is the Recovery Time After a Hip Replacement?
    Recovery time after a hip replacement varies based on a number of factors, says Joseph Turk, MD, from Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center. Watch this video to learn what those factors are, including how age and weight factor in.
  • A Orthopedic Surgery, answered on behalf of
    How Long Is the Recovery Time After a Hip Replacement?
    The recovery period after a hip replacement has changed dramatically over the last decade. Now, most patients spend one night in the hospital and are up and moving the following day. Watch this video with Alan Valadie, MD, from Blake Medical Center.
  • A Orthopedic Surgery, answered on behalf of
    How long is the recovery time after a hip replacement?
    A typical recovery from a hip replacement varies from patient to patient. In this video, Joseph Locker, MD of Ocala Regional Medical Center describes the length of the average recovery period.
  • What Is the Recovery Period After Hip Replacement?
    You’ll need to stay in the hospital for one to two days after a hip replacement. You’ll have to be able to go up and down stairs before you go home. Going home is a safer option than going to a rehab facility. People who go to rehab are 2.4 times more likely to return to the hospital than those who go home. You can expect to be driving at two weeks and return to work in four to six weeks. In the near future, healthy patients will be going home the same day as hip replacement surgery.
  • A Orthopedic Surgery, answered on behalf of
    What Is the Recovery Period Like After Hip Replacement Surgery?
    John Moor, MD explains the process of recovery after total hip replacement surgery. Watch this video to learn more.
  • A Orthopedic Surgery, answered on behalf of
    How Long Is the Recovery Time After a Hip Replacement?
    In this video, Jeffrey Silverstein, MD explains the biologic process that occurs during the recovery after hip replacement surgery.
  • A Orthopedic Surgery, answered on behalf of
    How Long Is the Recovery Time After a Hip Replacement?
    Mohit Bansal, MD from Largo Medical Center speaks on the recovery process of hip replacement surgery in this video.
  • A Orthopedic Surgery, answered on behalf of
    How Long Is the Recovery Time After a Hip Replacement?
    Jesse Torbert, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Chippenham Hospital, explains the recovery process that follows hip replacement surgery and why recovery time is different for every patient.
  • How Long Is the Recovery After Hip Surgery?
    The recovery period after hip surgery, especially hip replacement, typically lasts one year. Learn more from Julia Saddington, PA from John Randolph Medical Center, in this video.
  • A Orthopedic Surgery, answered on behalf of
    What Is the Typical Recovery Period After Total Hip Replacement Surgery?
    The typical recovery for total hip replacement surgery is about seven weeks. In this video, Michael Jaquith, MD breaks down that schedule of recovery.
  • A Orthopedic Surgery, answered on behalf of
    What Is the Recovery Period After Hip Replacement?
    The recovery time after a total hip replacement varies from patient to patient, according to Steven Warren, MD, specializing in orthopedic surgery at Palms of Pasadena Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. Learn more in this video.
  • A Orthopedic Surgery, answered on behalf of
    What Is the Recovery Time for Hip Replacement Surgery?
    The recovery period for hip replacement surgery is about a month of rehabilitation, says Fred Redfern, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Sunrise Hospital. In this video, he says that healthy patients often leave the hospital within two days.
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  • A Orthopedic Surgery, answered on behalf of
    How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Hip Replacement?
    West Hills Hospital & Medical Center orthopedic surgeon Umesh Bhagia, MD explains the average recovery time from total hip replacement and why it is a faster recovery than knee replacement.
  • The recovery period after hip replacement begins quickly: You will be walking the same day or next day after surgery. Typically, your activity will be “weight-bearing as tolerated,” which means that you can put as much pressure on the hip as you feel comfortable doing. You will be on some form of assistive device (cane or walker) for two to six weeks. It will take two to three months until you start resuming some of your normal activity, and you will continue to improve up to one year from surgery.
  • On average, recovery time for a hip replacement ranges from six to 12 months, depending on the patient’s age and condition. Time spent in the hospital after surgery is usually two to three days, as a hip replacement is not an outpatient procedure. Therapy for the hip begins right after surgery and continues for several months. At the beginning of rehabilitation, the patient will be instructed to walk with crutches or a walker. Progress and rehabilitation time is based on a case by case outcome and depends on how well the patient responds to therapy. (This answer provided for NATA by the University of Tampa Athletic Training Education Program)
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  • A Orthopedic Surgery, answered on behalf of
    How Long Is the Recovery Period After Hip Replacement?
    Watch this video with David Cashen, MD from Blake Medical Center to learn about the recovery after a hip replacement.
  • A Orthopedic Surgery, answered on behalf of
    How Long Is the Recovery Time After a Hip Replacement?
    Hip replacement surgery is faster than you might expect, implies Joseph Dobner, MD, from Frankfort Regional Medical Center, and you'll be up and walking within 24 hours. Find out what happens after that by watching this video.
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