What should I expect recovery time to be like after surgery?
There are several factors that can contribute to the actual recovery time after a hip replacement surgery. However, typically, hip surgery patients can go back to their normal day to day activities within 1 to 6 months after the surgery.
You must understand that the recovery time the recovery time would vary based on the individual and the kind of surgery he/she received. Also, it’s important that you follow the advice and recommendations the doctor gives you on taking care of your hip after surgery.
In the usual scenario, you will be in the hospital for around 3 to 5 days during which the staff will help you to get out of the bed and walk. A physiotherapist will teach you exercises to help strengthen your hip and how to sit and bend.
After going home, it’s essential that you continue the exercises that your physiotherapist gave you. Generally, you will be able to stop using the crutches in 4 to 6 weeks and you will start feeling normal in about 3 months. By this time, you will be able to carry out your normal activities. You can drive your car in about 6 weeks. And, you will be able to go back to work in 6 to 12 weeks after the surgery. When it comes to your sex life, you will be able to have sex after 6 to 8 weeks after the operation.