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Will I need physical therapy after joint replacement surgery?

After you have joint replacement surgery, you will need physical therapy for several months, starting the day of your surgery. Physical therapy helps you regain strength and range of motion in your new joint. Your physical therapist will also give you home exercises to do every day. You will probably need to continue with the home exercises for several weeks or months.
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