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How can you rehab after a total hip replacement?
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Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: At home or center
Hip replacement rehabilitation begins in the hospital shortly after hip surgery.
Continued rehab may then continue at home with the proper home nursing rehab team or in a rehabilation center. See which your surgeon prefers and your insurance covers. Don't cut corners on this type of procedure only to develop problems years later.

In brief: At home or center
Hip replacement rehabilitation begins in the hospital shortly after hip surgery.
Continued rehab may then continue at home with the proper home nursing rehab team or in a rehabilation center. See which your surgeon prefers and your insurance covers. Don't cut corners on this type of procedure only to develop problems years later.
Dr. Christopher Guzik
Dr. Christopher Guzik
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Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Physical therapy
Start with physical therapy, including preoperative pt.
You would be transitioned from pt to exercises on your own over 6-12 weeks.

In brief: Physical therapy
Start with physical therapy, including preoperative pt.
You would be transitioned from pt to exercises on your own over 6-12 weeks.
Dr. Raj Sinha
Dr. Raj Sinha
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Dr. David Fisher
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Home exercises
Recovery after total hip replacement should be easy.
Pain is short lived and can be easily managed with medications. The muscles quickly regain the strength and function to allow walking within hours of the surgery. Surgeons may use different protocols for rehab, but many patients rehab at home doing exercises to strengthen the muscles. Normal hip function may return within 6 weeks.

In brief: Home exercises
Recovery after total hip replacement should be easy.
Pain is short lived and can be easily managed with medications. The muscles quickly regain the strength and function to allow walking within hours of the surgery. Surgeons may use different protocols for rehab, but many patients rehab at home doing exercises to strengthen the muscles. Normal hip function may return within 6 weeks.
Dr. David Fisher
Dr. David Fisher
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