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  • Writer's pictureDr. 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.

  1. What can I do to make my recovery easier?

  2. When should I be able to drive again?

  3. How much pain medicine will I need?

  4. What is the best way for my spouse or friend to help with recovery?

  5. Will I need to go to a nursing home after surgery?

  6. Will I be able to play recreational sports again?

  7. How long until I can play with my grandkids?

  8. I’ve heard that you can’t run after hip replacement. What other activities can’t I do?

  9. What happens if I walk too much during early recovery?

  10. When will my hip be normal again?

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