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Don’t Overdo After Hip Replacement

I have done hip replacements for a long time. Lately it is “fashionable” to tell patients after surgery to “put all your weight on it”, basically do whatever you want.

My approach is the key to a speedy recovery is to not over do it.

Why? It is a very big surgery. You want this to last the rest of your life. So, the protection of a walker or crutches makes sense to allow time for tissue healing and for bone to grow into the prosthesis. This takes at least 6 weeks for the majority of patients.

Take it easy and your hip will thank you for it. Doesn’t that make sense?