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I had a total hip replacement 5 weeks ago and cannot walk or stand. Is that ok?

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Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly not

Most hip replacements done today are set up to walk and stand on immediately after surgery.
While every patient recovers at a different rate, being unable to stand would be concerning to me as your surgeon. The soft tissues, your strength, and the stability of the components should be assessed by your surgeon. It may be something as simple as more physical therapy, which your doctor can order.

In brief: Possibly not

Most hip replacements done today are set up to walk and stand on immediately after surgery.
While every patient recovers at a different rate, being unable to stand would be concerning to me as your surgeon. The soft tissues, your strength, and the stability of the components should be assessed by your surgeon. It may be something as simple as more physical therapy, which your doctor can order.
Dr. Robert Cusick
Dr. Robert Cusick
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Dr. John Dearborn
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Something is wrong

If you cannot walk or stand, literally, there is a problem. Have your doctor get an xray and tell you what is going on.

In brief: Something is wrong

If you cannot walk or stand, literally, there is a problem. Have your doctor get an xray and tell you what is going on.
Dr. John Dearborn
Dr. John Dearborn
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