Am I a candidate for hip replacement surgery?
The most common patients for a hip replacement surgery are the ones experiencing joint pain, swelling and stiffness because of a medical condition, such as arthritis or osteoarthritis. We recommend you to refer to one of our professional doctors for an evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for surgery.
How long does rehabilitation and recovery take?
Typically, patients stay in the hospital for a few hours to up to four days. It takes approximately three to six months to fully recover. The success of the surgery greatly depends on diligently following the home care instructions during the initial weeks after the procedure. The doctors will guide you in performing appropriate exercises to strengthen your muscles.
When can I shower?
Usually after 5 days from the surgery. In case there is drainage on the incision, you might need longer, we suggest consulting our top orthopedists to find out what your body needs and what’s best for you.
When will my stitches be removed?
Doctors usually use absorbable stitches that don’t need to be removed, and will fall off on their own. If the doctor decides to use non-absorbable stitches, you can wait between ten to fourteen days to remove them.
When can I return to work?
This depends on the type of work you do. If your work is mainly done sitting down you could return after a month. If it needs you to be more active, it could take you up to three months or even longer. We suggest consulting our top orthopedists to find out what your body needs to recover, and avoid complications.
Is revision surgery necessary?
About 90% of patients won’t require revision surgery, however, some younger patients with really active lifestyles may have some wear and tear on the prosthesis and if this becomes a problem a replacement could be needed after 15 or 20 years from the first procedure. We suggest consulting our top orthopedists to find out what your body needs and what’s best for you.