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How long will it take to recover after hip replacement?

I like to see my patients back in the office at two weeks, six weeks, 12 weeks, and one year after their surgeries. By our six week visit, most people are off their pain medications and their mobility has improved to the point where they are no longer needing any type of walker, cane, or crutch to get around.

 

Before undergoing any surgery, it’s important that patients are prepared for what the recovery process will look like. Total hip replacement is a major surgery, and it requires dedication to the recovery process in order to see optimal results.

 

Although the majority of patients undergoing hip replacement will return home from the hospital two days after their surgeries, the complete recovery process can last 12 weeks or more.

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