If you are among the 15% of people over age 65 suffering from chronic hip pain, your surgeon may recommend hip replacement surgery. Active participation during the hip surgery recovery process will help your body heal and increase your mobility.
After hip surgery, you will likely stay in the hospital for one to three days, or until you regain enough mobility to stand and walk short distances. With careful planning, the right surgical team, and a solid physical therapy program, you can recover fairly quickly from hip surgery. You can make the hip surgery recovery process much more comfortable by taking a few key preparatory steps: