Dr. Thomas John On Hip Replacement Surgery & Recovery (Health U Publication by Hackensack Meridian Health Spring 2019)

Hip replacement is major surgery, usually done because of a painful, arthritic hip joint. Most people who have had hip replacement surgery are able to return to normal light activity within three to six weeks and are pretty much back to and able to travel—in 10 to 12 weeks. Depending on the person and type of surgery, driving may be as soon as two to four weeks.

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