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What is the average recovery time of a hip replacement?

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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: 6 - 12 weeks

Most patients have resumed normal activity at about 6 weeks but can take up to a year for a full recovery.

In brief: 6 - 12 weeks

Most patients have resumed normal activity at about 6 weeks but can take up to a year for a full recovery.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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Dr. James Bruckner
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: There is no average

Recovery for every patient is different, and depends on their physical demands and expectations.
Human biology, however, is fairly constant. Biologically, you are 90% recovered at 6 weeks, 98% recovered at 3 months. Some time between then and 1 year, you forget you had a hip replacement. You are then 100% recovered!

In brief: There is no average

Recovery for every patient is different, and depends on their physical demands and expectations.
Human biology, however, is fairly constant. Biologically, you are 90% recovered at 6 weeks, 98% recovered at 3 months. Some time between then and 1 year, you forget you had a hip replacement. You are then 100% recovered!
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