Hip replacement surgery

Hip replacement surgery with Bupa

Arthritis, hip fractures from falls or trauma or hip dysplasia can all require hip replacement surgery to improve mobility and reduce pain. Surgery can take up to two hours and can result in a significant improvement to your day-to-day life.

Depending on your surgery option, your hospital stay can range between one night and nine nights. An aftercare package is available to get you back on your feet as soon as possible.

Hip replacement recovery

After the operation, you’re likely to feel an immediate improvement in your hip’s mobility. But before you’re able to go home, you’ll likely stay at the hospital for at least a few days to be monitored and receive any pain relief you need. Along with this, a physiotherapist will usually visit you to give you advice and teach you important exercises to strengthen and protect you throughout your hip replacement recovery.

Hip replacement recovery time

Recovery from a hip replacement can vary in speed, but after six weeks of slowly building up your physiotherapy exercises and mobility, you’re likely to be well enough to drive again and return to work. But if your job is manual or involves a lot of standing up, walking or lifting, you may need to stay off work for longer.

Around eight weeks after your hip replacement surgery, you’ll have a follow-up appointment to check on your progress.

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