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

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

Dr. Mark Pack
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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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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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What to do if i had hip replacement, how long it talke to recover from it & what to expect?

What to do if i had hip replacement, how long it talke to recover from it & what to expect?

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

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How long does it take for a 70 year old to recover from a hip replacement?

How long does it take for a 70 year old to recover from a hip replacement?

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

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Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from total hip replacement surgery?

Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from total hip replacement surgery?

3 months: The arthritis pain is gone immediately, but it takes about 6 weeks to feel better than you did before surgery. Three months to return to all normal activities. I tell patients that it will be a year before you reach maximal improvement. ...Read more

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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

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How much time does it take to fully recover from hip replacement?

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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How long does a hip replacement typically last?

How long does a hip replacement typically last?

10 years or longer: Some only last only a few years due to complications, but most last for decades. Only about seven percent of patients ever need a second hip the same side. ...Read more

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