How much help will I need at home and for how long post operatively. : 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[from OZ].

-- Jim Orr (jenny09@optus, 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. (, March 27, 2003.

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