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Total Hip Replacement (cont.)

Next Steps

After the four to seven days of hospital care, you will be sent either home or to a rehabilitation center.

  • Your destination will depend on how quickly your new hip heals and on your ability to get around and perform your daily activities.
  • Therapy will continue at home or at the rehabilitation center and may last for weeks to months after your surgery. This therapy will be designed so that you will gain the most benefit from your replacement hip.
  • Ask your doctor about other instructions and precautions and when to come back for a checkup.

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