Hip Replacement

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What does hip replacement surgery involve?
  2. What are the most common reasons for hip replacement?
  3. How do I know if I should have a hip replacement?
  4. Which treatments should I try before having a hip replacement?
  5. Are there different types of hip replacements?
  6. Which type of surgery and prosthesis will I have?
  7. How long does hip replacement surgery take?
  8. How long will I have to stay in the hospital?
  9. When will I be able to walk again?
  10. What are the possible complications of hip replacement?
  11. What can I do to reduce my risk of complications?
  12. When should I call my doctor?
  13. What can I do to prepare myself for the surgery?
  14. Will I be able to stay alone when I get home from the hospital?
  15. What can I do to prepare my home for my return from the hospital?
  16. Are there certain activities I won’t be able to do with the new hip?
  17. What does physical therapy after hip replacement involve?
  18. Will exercise help after hip replacement?
  19. Should I inform my other health care providers about my artificial joint?
  20. Where can I learn more about hip replacement?

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