How long will I be in the hospital?
Patients usually stay in the hospital for 2 to 3 days after hip replacement. During that time, we monitor vital signs and laboratory values. Most importantly, the physical therapists teach the patients how to get around with a new hip.
Will I need physical therapy when I go home?
Yes. Physical therapy will continue after you go home with a therapist in your home or at an outpatient physical-therapy facility. The length of time required for this type of therapy varies with each patient. We will help you with these arrangements before you go home.
Will I need blood?
You may need blood after the surgery. You may donate your own blood, if able, or use the community-blood-bank supply.
How long does the surgery take?
Total hip replacement will take about an hour, depending upon the severity of arthritis in your hip.