How much help will I need at home and for how long post operatively.greenspun.com : LUSENET : About Joints : One Thread
I am having a Hip Resurfacing operation in 12 days time. How soon will I be independently ambulant?.I love walking to keep fit,how long before I can take my one hour daily walk?. I am grateful for any advice from anyone who has had this operation. Look forward to hearing from you all.
-- Jim Orr (jenny09@optus net.com.au), February 09, 2003
How long your rehabilitation takes depends on how the surgery is performed. If you have a lateral approach, it will be at least six weeks to two months before you can do any significant walking. If you have a posterior approach, it may be somewhat faster.
-- Marc W. Hungerford, M.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 27, 2003.