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How long after a hip replacement does it take to be free of pain?

How long after a hip replacement does it take to be free of pain?

2 - 12 months: Most people have little to no pain by six weeks after the surgery, but various feelings of stiffness and pain can go on for quite some time. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Hip Replacement (Definition)

Total hip replacement: surgery in which the diseased ball and socket of the hip joint are completely removed and replaced with artificial materials. A metal ball with a stem (a prosthesis) is inserted into the femur (thigh bone) and an artificial plastic cup socket is placed in the acetabulum (a "cup-shaped" ...Read more


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How long after a hip replacement does it take to be walking pain free?

How long after a hip replacement does it take to be walking pain free?

2-6 weeks: While some patients with severe disease, and/or an inflammatory component (eg. Rheumatoid arthritis), can have immediate pain relief, most patients are not requiring pain medications somewhere between 2-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long after a hip replacement before you are pain free?

How long after a hip replacement before you are pain free?

3-6 months: There is post-op pain after a total hip replacement but the arthritis pain usually goes away shortly after surgery. Everyone is different, but the post-op recovery can take 3-6 months while some people report being pleased with their outcome as soon as 6 weeks. ...Read more

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When after a hip replacement does it take to be pain free?

Depends: It varies from patient to patient. Some patients have very little pain after a month, while some patients have pain for many months. Most patients continue to get improvement in their outcomes, up to 1 year out from surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it take before I no longer run/bike with a limp after a hip replacement surgery?

How long does it take before I no longer run/bike with a limp after a hip replacement surgery?

Don't run: Depending on a number of factors including the surgical approach used, whether the leg was lengthened and differences among patients you can expect to have some limp for several months after hip replacement surgery. These replacements were not made for the impact of running and i strongly advise my patients to avoid those types of impact activities which will shorten implant life. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take to recover from a hip replacement?

Variable: Hip replacement recovery is dependent on the person of course: age, healthy, vigor etch. But overall i tell my patients to expect 3-6mo or longer. And of course recovery means different things to different people: ie getting back to activities etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long does it take to fully recover from a hip replacement?

Can you tell me how long does it take to fully recover from a hip replacement?

Depends on age...: Someone in their fifties may 'fully' recover from hip replacement surgery as early as 6-8 wks. ( esp. W/ anterior exposure technique). Older patients who have 'traditional ' hip replacement surgery may take 2-4 months to ' fully' recover, or longer depending on various factors... Gl! ...Read more

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How long does it take to feel ' wonderful ' after a total anterior hip replacement?

How long does it take to feel ' wonderful ' after  a total anterior hip replacement?

Varies by patient: Everybody recovers at their own pace after a total hip replacement. The direct anterior approach does minimize trauma from surgery. "wonderful" implies full recovery- may take 3 months. Acute healing phase is 2-3 weeks. Do not try to overdo in the first 6 weeks, but gradual resumption of activities is encouraged. Talk to your orthopaedic surgeon if you have specific activity related questions. ...Read more

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