Q.How long will my new hip last?
A. Between 15 – 20 years depending on level of activity and types of activities that are participated in. Obesity also plays a factor. Therefore, it is important to stay active and fit to extend the life of the new hip.
Q. How long is the hospital stay?
A. Generally speaking, 6 – 8 hours.
Q. How long is the incision?
A. About 4 inches.
Q. How soon after surgery will I be able to walk?
A. Most of our patients walk as early as 3 – 4 hours after hip replacement.
Q. What kind of therapy is required?
A. Generally speaking, no therapy is ordered. We ask that our patients walk as much as possible for the first 6 weeks following surgery and avoid other types of exercise activities until the bone has had a chance to grow into the prosthesis