Hip Replacement Do’s and Don’ts

Hip replacement surgery is one of the most successful surgeries to relieve pain from arthritis. Your doctor will give you a set of specific instructions for after surgery recovery.  To help set up the stage for a speedy recovery, however, here are a few points:

Do:

  • Try to maintain a healthy weight prior to surgery
  • Do light exercise and stretching daily – prehab can help tremendously in recovering faster
  • Talk to your doctor and ask questions – clearing some unknowns will help lower anxiety before surgery
  • Prepare your home for your return from surgery
  • Line up a physiotherapist – we can help with this one!
  • Talk to your family and friends about who will be helping you after your surgery

Don’t

  • Stop exercising, if you can
  • Drink alcohol 48 hours prior to surgery
  • Get discouraged – keep up with your social activities
  • Expect an overnight recovery – you will be able to walk but it will take time to get back to your regular activities

If you are curious about your private options for hip replacement, give us a call – toll-free 1 877 344 3544

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