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What is the recovery period after hip replacement?

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Posted on Wed, 26 Nov 2014
Question: I'm going to have a total right hip replacement. How long is the recovery. Will I get a lot of pain medication. I'm very nervous.
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Recovery period is nearly 15 days.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for your query.
I'm Dr Sudhir Kumar.

After going through your query I want to say that your recovery period for total hip replacement is nearly 15 days.However physiotherapy may be required for 2-3 months. You may require analgesic for nearly one week.

You can discuss it with your Doctor about it.

Hope I answered your query.If you have any clarification I will be happy to help you.
Wishing you a good health.
Take care.
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Brief Answer: Recovery period is nearly 15 days. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query. I'm Dr Sudhir Kumar. After going through your query I want to say that your recovery period for total hip replacement is nearly 15 days.However physiotherapy may be required for 2-3 months. You may require analgesic for nearly one week. You can discuss it with your Doctor about it. Hope I answered your query.If you have any clarification I will be happy to help you. Wishing you a good health. Take care.