Hip Replacement Recovery
Our goal is to assist you in returning to a normal, active lifestyle. To accomplish this we have designed a program to benefit you, and help you return to the comforts of home as soon as possible.
A Team Effort
Success for your surgery is a team effort; you and your coach (family member or friend) are critical members of this team. A home program for rehabilitation exercises is a MUST during the early recovery period. Your surgeon and therapist will determine the type and amount of exercise you should be doing to assist you in returning to your normal, active lifestyle. Early motion is the key to a successful recovery.
Your physical therapist will help you begin your exercise routine. These exercises are designed to help increase strength and flexibility in the joint. Ultimately, the goal is for you to perform activities of daily living, like walking, climbing stairs, and getting in and out of bed and up and down from a chair or toilet. In order to ensure maximum success, it is important that you follow physical therapy instructions both while you are in the hospital and after you are dismissed from the hospital.
What to Expect
Your physical therapist will provide you with a packet that is designed specifically for you prior to discharge. For maximum benefit, the program should be followed according to the instructions provided.
Weeks 1 – 3
During weeks 1 through 3, you will become more independent. If you are receiving home therapy, you will need to be very faithful to your exercise program to achieve the best outcome.
Weeks 4 – 6
During weeks 4 through 6, you will see increasing mobility to full independence. Your home exercise program will be even more important as you receive less supervised therapy.
Weeks 7 – 12
During weeks 7 through 12, you should be able to begin resuming all of your normal activities.
To schedule an appointment with an orthopedist in your area, call 713-272-1888 or schedule an appointment online.