The rehabilitation period following the anterior approach hip replacement is reduced compared to a traditional hip replacement. For many patients, anterior approach hip recovery will range between two and eight weeks as opposed to traditional hip surgery which requires a two to four month recovery period.
The reason anterior approach hip replacement requires less of a need for intense therapy is because muscles and tissues are undisturbed. Patients typically are able to walk stairs and no longer need to use a walker or cane prior to being discharged from the hospital.
At Mercy, patients who receive a hip replacement participate in The Joint Journey, a program dedicated to joint replacement education and rehabilitation.
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