What to Expect After Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip | March 13, 2023
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Hip replacement surgery isn’t what it used to be. While you may think hip replacement surgery requires extended downtime, today’s innovative medical technology allows you to be back on your feet doing what you love in no time. OrthoGeorgia’s Total Joint Center is committed to providing exceptional outcomes and helping hip replacement patients enjoy more mobility and an active lifestyle, even late in life.

Every patient is different, so speak with your total joint surgeon about the best recommendation for your condition and recovery process.

In general, patients can expect the following after hip replacement surgery at OrthoGeorgia:

No Need for an Overnight Hospital Stay

You won’t be stuck in bed for long after your hip replacement procedure.

For most of our hip replacement patients, there is no need for an overnight stay. Our team will ensure you’re safe to recover in the comfort of your home. This reduces your risk of infection and your overall cost of the procedure.

Less Downtime After Surgery

Many of our patients worry about being immobile for an extended time after hip replacement surgery. However, most patients are up and moving just hours after their surgery.

The earlier you begin to move, the better your recovery will be! Gentle movements on the same day of your surgery keep your blood flowing and reactivate the muscles surrounding your new hip joint. You’ll still need to follow your doctor’s instructions and likely use a walking aid like a cane while you recover, but you won’t be trapped in bed resting for days or weeks after hip replacement.

Expect Quicker Rehabilitation with Guided Physical Therapy

OrthoGeorgia’s physical therapy team will help accelerate your recovery and return to doing what you love safely. Using state-of-the-art technology, our team will create a personalized physical therapy plan to help improve flexibility, strength, and balance, and aid in your return to your normal activities.

Whether you’re a runner, walker, or avid pickleball player, our physical therapists guide you through targeted exercises to ensure you’re fully recovered. Generally, most patients can expect to fully recover within 3-4 months of the hip replacement procedure.

Trust the Total Joint Replacement Experts at OrthoGeorgia!

OrthoGeorgia’s Total Joint Center has the clinical and diagnostic expertise to relieve hip pain and help patients enjoy an active lifestyle. OrthoGeorgia’s surgeons, advanced practice providers, and physical therapists work together to create a customized hip replacement rehabilitation program for your specific needs.

About OrthoGeorgia’s Ambulatory Surgery Center

OrthoGeorgia’s Ambulatory Surgery Center performs approximately 7,000 cases annually and is licensed by the State of Georgia, certified by Medicare, and accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). We’re committed to providing expert orthopaedic care in a warm, caring, and safe environment.

Our ASC features include:

  • Minimally invasive, same day surgery
  • Less than a 1% infection rate
  • Comprehensive care with pharmacy, imaging, durable medical equipment, physician appointment, physical and occupational therapy, and surgery in one location

Choose Total Joint Experts that Keep You Active. Call Us at (478) 745-4206 Today!

Disclaimer: The information contained within this material is intended for informational purposes only. No material in this content is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, treatment, or advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other health care provider with questions regarding your medical conditions and treatment options.

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