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What should I expect on the 3rd day after my hip replacement surgery?

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  • Three days after you have hip replacement surgery, Walking will likely be easier. You may be able to walk to the bathroom without help.
  • You will be discharged from the hospital if you are doing well. Some people stay longer if they have complications.
  • Depending on your situation, you may go straight home or to a rehab facility, where you'll recover.

From: Timeline: Hip Replacement Surgery WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: Is Hip Replacement Surgery for You?

Matthew Austin, MD, spokesman for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; orthopedic surgeon, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA.

Holland Hospital: What You Can Expect after a Total Hip Replacement.

Tariq Nayfeh, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD.

Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center: Planning for Your Hip Replacement Surgery.

Scottsdale Healthcare: Total Joint Replacement Hospitalization Timeline.

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 15, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: Is Hip Replacement Surgery for You?

Matthew Austin, MD, spokesman for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; orthopedic surgeon, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA.

Holland Hospital: What You Can Expect after a Total Hip Replacement.

Tariq Nayfeh, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD.

Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center: Planning for Your Hip Replacement Surgery.

Scottsdale Healthcare: Total Joint Replacement Hospitalization Timeline.

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 15, 2018

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