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Default What to expect after a hip replacement? - 01-14-2009, 10:21 AM

I am waiting for a hip replacement Op. Can anyone tell me what to expect afterwards ie. How long did it take to heal? How long where you off work afterwards? What major things should i avoid doing? Thanks
   
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Default 01-15-2009, 12:31 AM

my best friend had a hip replacement and he has recovered very well he was in hospital for a bout a week and it took about 6 weeks for him to be mobile properly he was really worried about contracting mrsa but thankfully he was okhis pain basically dissapeared straight away as it was painfull for him to walk any distance atall but when he came home the nurse came every day and now hes fine epcept that he does still have a limp when he walks
   
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Default 01-19-2009, 07:31 PM

My mom at 72 spent week in hospital came to where i worked in rehab facility. She left in a week. Doing great
   
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Default 05-30-2009, 11:32 AM

It is just like any other surgery...generally 6-8 weeks if there are no complications. You will be able to tell what you should avoid because it will hurt....especially the physical therapy after, but it is necessary.after your surgery you will susceptible to infections, bloodclots, dislocation, and joint stiffening. Your doctor should explain all this to you before your surgery.
   
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