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How Long To Recover From Hip Replacement
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
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
4-6 weeks: You should feel better after 4-6 weels. It is important that you take an active part in the rehab program ...Read more
Depends: How quickly someone recovers from a joint replacement usually depends on how functional and healthy they were before the operation. In general, a person with no functional impairments could be expected to be up and around with a walker within the week post op, and ambulating with a cane within the 4-6 weeks post op, . ...Read more
If anyone has had a hip replacement recently in a public hospital what infections did you get and how long did it take you to recover?
Infections: Joint replacement infections occur at an infrequent but established rate in all hospitals between 0.5% -2%. Acute infections get surgical opening and washouts and bearing changes with 6 weeks of IV antibiotics then oral antibiotics. Common bacteria is staph aureous and streptococcus. ...Read more
Recovery: typically is about 2-3 months. It is an inpatient surgery you are in the hospital 2-3 days and then either go home with PT or to Rehab. You are up walking either the day of or after surgery. stitches out at two weeks. You have to follow certain precautions such as no forward bending, deep squatting, etc for about 6 weeks. strength and ROM progress as you can tolerate. ...Read more
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