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How long does recovery take for a total hip arthroplasty?

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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Variable recovery

Recovery from a hip replacement surgery will vary patient to patient.
We routinely perform the direct anterior total hip replacement and it is not unusual for the patients to be up and walking within several days with minimal pain. "Total" recovery can vary between 6 weeks and 6 months depending on circumstances.

In brief: Variable recovery

Recovery from a hip replacement surgery will vary patient to patient.
We routinely perform the direct anterior total hip replacement and it is not unusual for the patients to be up and walking within several days with minimal pain. "Total" recovery can vary between 6 weeks and 6 months depending on circumstances.
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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Dr. Scott Russinoff
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: 6-8 weeks

Most patients are back to work around 6 weeks.
Laborers 8-10 weeks, while low demand jobs by 4 weeks. Most patients are on a cane by 1-2 weeks with the hope of being off a cane by 4 weeks. Surgical approach may make a slight difference the first couple of weeks.

In brief: 6-8 weeks

Most patients are back to work around 6 weeks.
Laborers 8-10 weeks, while low demand jobs by 4 weeks. Most patients are on a cane by 1-2 weeks with the hope of being off a cane by 4 weeks. Surgical approach may make a slight difference the first couple of weeks.
Dr. Scott Russinoff
Dr. Scott Russinoff
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 3 months

Recovery is dependent on your overall level of general fitness, but typically you will progress at a rate of 8% to10% improvement per week, with complete recovery within 10 to 12 weeks.
At 4 to 5 weeks you should be 50% better and moving from a walker to a cane. At 6 weeks you should be getting off the cane. At 2 months you should be 80% to 90% better.

In brief: 3 months

Recovery is dependent on your overall level of general fitness, but typically you will progress at a rate of 8% to10% improvement per week, with complete recovery within 10 to 12 weeks.
At 4 to 5 weeks you should be 50% better and moving from a walker to a cane. At 6 weeks you should be getting off the cane. At 2 months you should be 80% to 90% better.
Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres
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