When can I return to work after hip replacement?

Most people will go back to work between three and six weeks after hip replacement surgery, however, this will depend on your activity level and your ability to participate in sedentary light duty. It will also depend on your occupation and desire to return to work.    


I usually tell patients to ask for eight weeks off from work, knowing that the majority will go back well before that point. Asking for eight weeks off ensures that you will have the time off if needed, and it’s unlikely that you will have to ask for additional time off from your employer.


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