Dr. Troy Miles
Top Questions About Hip Replacement
Meeting with a surgeon to prepare for hip replacement surgery can be an overwhelming experience, but it’s important that we get all of your questions answered before scheduling your procedure.
Here is a list of the most common questions I’m asked by patients preparing for hip replacement surgery. Feel free to use this list as a guide during your initial consultation with me or any other orthopaedic joint replacement surgeon.
What can I do to make my recovery easier?
When should I be able to drive again?
How much pain medicine will I need?
What is the best way for my spouse or friend to help with recovery?
Will I need to go to a nursing home after surgery?
Will I be able to play recreational sports again?
How long until I can play with my grandkids?
I’ve heard that you can’t run after hip replacement. What other activities can’t I do?
What happens if I walk too much during early recovery?
When will my hip be normal again?