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How long to recover after both hips replaced?

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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
3 doctors agree

In brief: 6-12 weeks

Six to twelve weeks for most activities.
The hips will keep improving over the first year after the surgery.

In brief: 6-12 weeks

Six to twelve weeks for most activities.
The hips will keep improving over the first year after the surgery.
Dr. Barry Waldman
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Dr. Patrick Weix
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 3-6 months

Your doctor is going to be your best guide.
It is also dependent on your age and health and the condition of your other joints. Estimate 3-5 days in the hospital. 4-6 weeks for short term recovery (getting around walking with no pain meds). And 3-6 months of rehab to full return. More info is here: http://orthoinfo.Aaos.Org/topic.Cfm?Topic=a00356.

In brief: 3-6 months

Your doctor is going to be your best guide.
It is also dependent on your age and health and the condition of your other joints. Estimate 3-5 days in the hospital. 4-6 weeks for short term recovery (getting around walking with no pain meds). And 3-6 months of rehab to full return. More info is here: http://orthoinfo.Aaos.Org/topic.Cfm?Topic=a00356.
Dr. Patrick Weix
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Dr. Scott m Smith
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: 3-6 months

With the appropriate operation and good therapy you should be pretty back to full activity in three months.

In brief: 3-6 months

With the appropriate operation and good therapy you should be pretty back to full activity in three months.
Dr. Scott m Smith
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