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How do I know if I’m ready for a hip replacement?

When arthritis begins to effect how you perform your daily activities or limit your participation in fulfilling activites then joint replacement is a good option.

What is the recovery time?

Most people will require the use of a walker or a cane after surgery however within a few weeks many people are walking unassisted. This is somewhat dependent on your preoperative mobility.

How long will I be in the hospital?

Most patients will go home the day of surgery once they meet physical therapy milestones. Some patients require some extra monitoring overnight. You will only go home from the hospital when you are determined to be safe by the staff.

What activities are permitted with my hip replacement?

You will be restricted from high demand activites for 6-8 weeks while the tissues around the hip heal. Long term you will be allowed to return to most activities except for contact sports (football, rugby).

How long will my hip replacement last?

Technology is continuing to improve the longevity of hip replacements. What we know from hip replacements that were placed 20 years ago is that over 70% have not needed to be revised.

When can I return to work?

This is highly dependent on your work. Someone who works from home may be able to return within days to a week of surgery; whereas, patients with more demanding and physical jobs may require up to 3 months to return.

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