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What is the physical therapy protocol in treatment of a total hip replacement?

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Aaron Stupple
General Practice
4 doctors agree

In brief: Walking and more

Physical therapy is central to recovery.
Standing and walking, with assistance, is usually started within 24 hrs. Beyond that, specific therapy protocols are tailored to the individual patient. In general, exercises are chosen to strengthen and stretch muscles like stair climbing and bending. Cycling and swimming, not running, are often introduced within months. Talk with your doctor for specifics.

In brief: Walking and more

Physical therapy is central to recovery.
Standing and walking, with assistance, is usually started within 24 hrs. Beyond that, specific therapy protocols are tailored to the individual patient. In general, exercises are chosen to strengthen and stretch muscles like stair climbing and bending. Cycling and swimming, not running, are often introduced within months. Talk with your doctor for specifics.
Aaron Stupple
Aaron Stupple
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Dr. Susan Jolly
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
2 doctors agree

In brief: It Depends

The physical therapy protocol depends upon the surgical approach as well as the findings at the time of surgery.
Your orthopedic surgeon will define your restriction based upon these criteria.

In brief: It Depends

The physical therapy protocol depends upon the surgical approach as well as the findings at the time of surgery.
Your orthopedic surgeon will define your restriction based upon these criteria.
Dr. Susan Jolly
Dr. Susan Jolly
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