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How long does a rehab program take after a knee or hip replacement surgery?

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Everybody's different, and everyone's joints recover at a different rate. But in general, you'll be in a formal rehab program for about 6 to 8 weeks. Before you "graduate," your therapist will bring you up to speed on skills like getting on and off an escalator, climbing stairs, and getting in and out of a car.

From: Rehab After Knee or Hip Replacement WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons: "2.5 Million Americans Living with an Artificial Hip, 4.7 Million with an Artificial Knee."

Health Research Funding: "23 Amazing Total Knee Replacement Studies."

Grotle, M. 2010. Physical Therapy,

American Physical Therapy Association: "Physical Therapist's Guide to Total Hip Replacement (Arthroplasty)."

Piva, S.R. June 2010. Physical Therapy,

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on February 26, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons: "2.5 Million Americans Living with an Artificial Hip, 4.7 Million with an Artificial Knee."

Health Research Funding: "23 Amazing Total Knee Replacement Studies."

Grotle, M. 2010. Physical Therapy,

American Physical Therapy Association: "Physical Therapist's Guide to Total Hip Replacement (Arthroplasty)."

Piva, S.R. June 2010. Physical Therapy,

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on February 26, 2018

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