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After a hip replacement does everyone go into rehab?

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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: No

People who have had a total hip replacement need physical therapy afterward.
If the patient can walk a certain amount safely, then the patient can go home after the hospital stay. Often times, those patients who go home qualify for in-home pt and nursing. If they cannot walk enough, the patient goes to rehab until they do achieve those goals.

In brief: No

People who have had a total hip replacement need physical therapy afterward.
If the patient can walk a certain amount safely, then the patient can go home after the hospital stay. Often times, those patients who go home qualify for in-home pt and nursing. If they cannot walk enough, the patient goes to rehab until they do achieve those goals.
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