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Debating hip replacement

Joint Replacements | Last Active: Dec 4, 2020 | Replies (52)

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As I am headed that way – how were the first couple of days? My doctor wants one overnight stay. My house has 5 steps from the garage to get into it so I wonder how easy with help that will go. Did you have to use a walker in the house for a few days? PT on my schedule doesn't happen until two weeks after surgery.

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While in the hospital ask for PT to show you how to use the steps. Hospital stays have changed so much since my procedures in 2001 and 2003. Besides about 3 days in the hospital, I then went to a rehabilitation facility for about 5 days. While there I got daily PT and OT. By the time I got home, I had no pain and was able to manage quite well. It's too bad so much has changed.

I just had my second hip replaced. This one was done outpatient, which worried me. However, I woke up the next morning, got washed, dressed, Fixed & ate breakfast, took the garbage to the curb. All before physical therapist showed up. She did her work out, including walking up & down a flight of stairs to the 2nd floor. I was a little sore that afternoon, but compared to the pain I was in prior to surgery, it was not bad at all.