A member asked:

Is it ok to carry 3-5kgs weight, 3 months after a hip replacement surgery? patient still has thigh swelling but can walk and sit without much pain.

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Howard Shapiro answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

Yes, it is OK: It is OK to carry that much weight at this time. Unfortunately, total return to normal after hip replacement can take, in some people, up to a year.

Answered 8/22/2014



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