What should I expect after a hip replacement?
Recovery from a hip replacement surgery takes a long time. After the surgery, you will need to take medication for pain and for preventing blood clots and infection. Getting out of bed is possible one or two days after surgery. The first 10 days is focused on working with a physical therapist to work on walking. Two weeks after surgery, taking a bath or shower becomes possible. A walker or clutch may be needed for up to six weeks after surgery. Full recovery and return to normal activities may take up to three months.