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if you've had a hip replacement, how long does it take to walk again?

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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
1 days: Unless there was a fracture or other reason to not get up and out of bed, most people are out of bed and walking the first day after surgery. Recovery tends to occur at a rate of 8% to 10% a week, so at 5 to 6 weeks you should be about 50% to 60% better and moving from a walker to a cane. At 2 months you should be 80% to 90% better and off the cane and walking with a minimal limp.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
One day: Almost all of our patients walk the day of surgery or the next morning with a walker or crutches. Most can walk without a cane or walker by six weeks after the surgery.

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