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Life after replacement surgery

After surgery patients can walk, bike, swim, play golf, ski in moderation, play doubles tennis and perform other moderately strenuous activities. Remember, your hip replacement will not make you 18 again. You may still have some mild stiffness, decreased range of motion and limitations of your activity.

  • We generally do not recommend running for exercise after a hip or knee replacement
  • We also discourage climbing high up on ladders after hip replacement.
  • Patients may get into a pool or hot tub beginning 3-4 weeks after the surgery provided the incision is healed.
  • Your hip replacement has an approximately 85% chance of being intact and functioning after 15 years
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