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What should you expect during your hip replacement surgery?

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  • You'll check in several hours before your scheduled surgery. Expect to stay for 3 to 4 days.
  • The procedure will probably last about 2 to 3 hours.
  • Recovery from anesthesia will probably take about 2 hours.
  • Once you're fully awake, you'll go to your hospital room.
  • You will likely stick to a liquid diet for the rest of the day.
  • You will need medication to help with pain and to prevent infection and blood clots.

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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