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How long will I be in the hospital after knee or hip replacement surgery?

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You'll leave the hospital about 3 days after your surgery. Your doctor may ask you to stay overnight for days or weeks at a rehab center before going home. Other folks go straight back home.

If you go back to your own place after the hospital, you'll probably visit a clinic three times a week for physical therapy sessions that last about an hour each.

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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