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Does a hip replacement temporarily disable you and for how long?
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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 3-6 months
It can take 3-6 mths to recover from a total hip although small, subtle improvements can continue for up to 2 years post-op.
Post-op recovery is a gradual process. Usually, the patient is in the hospital for 2-4 days. All work & most life activities are difficult for the first couple of weeks after which a person with a desk job could go back to work. More rigorous activities can be resumed later.

In brief: 3-6 months
It can take 3-6 mths to recover from a total hip although small, subtle improvements can continue for up to 2 years post-op.
Post-op recovery is a gradual process. Usually, the patient is in the hospital for 2-4 days. All work & most life activities are difficult for the first couple of weeks after which a person with a desk job could go back to work. More rigorous activities can be resumed later.
Dr. Robert Purchase
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