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How much time should I spend in bed if I just had a hip reconstruction?

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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Not much.

Patients who are more active are less likely to have wound healing problems, blood clots, or stiffness after surgery.
Following surgery you should get the recommended 8 hours a night of sleep at night, but the rest of the time you should be up in a chair or walking about with assistance on a walker.

In brief: Not much.

Patients who are more active are less likely to have wound healing problems, blood clots, or stiffness after surgery.
Following surgery you should get the recommended 8 hours a night of sleep at night, but the rest of the time you should be up in a chair or walking about with assistance on a walker.
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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: None

Assuming that you mean an uncomplicated total hip replacement, you should be up with physical therapy by the day after surgery if not the day of surgery.

In brief: None

Assuming that you mean an uncomplicated total hip replacement, you should be up with physical therapy by the day after surgery if not the day of surgery.
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
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