Hip Replacement Guru

March 27, 2010

How long will I have to stay in the hospital after a hip replacement?

Filed under: Hip Replacement,Total Hip Replacement — Tags: , — admin @ 7:23 am

I am 30 years old and in relatively good health. How long can I expect to stay in the hospital for a total hip replacement?
My husband had one in September. He was in otherwise excellent health and 40 years old. He had surgery on Thursday and was home on Sunday. He is a contractor and I was driving him around to job sites on Tuesday and he was back at work by the end of the week (although he could not drive for 3 weeks). He was finished with his physical therapy within 6 weeks of surgery and doing amazing things I’d never seen him do (like ties his shoe) only a couple of months later. His hip replacement was from a catastrophic fall 20 years earlier (4 stories) as opposed to degenerative arthritis which is apparantely a harder recovery. His recovery was exceptional, although I believe his stay in the hospital was typical. Hope that helps! Good luck! My husband hasn’t felt this good in 20 years!

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