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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6 months: At least 6 months. The person you want to ask that question is the orthopedic surgeon doing the hip replacement. He/she should make the call. Also, th ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Surgery for : A hip replacement, including the anesthesia time, should take about two to three hours.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hip replacement: Ask your orthopedic surgeon who did procedure. Some restrictions occur more with posterior approach vs. The direct anterior approach.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, but: Yes, but caution is advised and you are accepting that you are of course at higher risk than someone who has not has a hip replacement. Remember and ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Walking and stairs: The muscles you want to strengthen most are those that move your hip and also stabilize the hip replacement. Walking and stairs are the easiest thing ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Post Op Care: Most likely yes. But none of us here can see what the post op instructions from your surgeon were or what the complications were or are to your surger ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
THA recovery: Usually up walking on it full weight bearing by the next morning, sometimes even the night of surgery. Lots of pt and therapy: start with walker, prog ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Bone loves titanium, but its wrong to think that any one metal is "best". Titanium is a soft metal and bone can grow into titanium cementless-type po ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6 - 12 weeks: Most patients have resumed normal activity at about 6 weeks but can take up to a year for a full recovery.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Hip replacement: Complications of a total hip replacement include loosening and infection.

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