Patients who have hip fracture surgery or hip replacement are expected to stay in the hospital for several days to recover. In the hospital, be the patient should pedal his/her feet to prevent blood clots from forming. Most patients will go to a short term rehabilitation facility after leaving the hospital, depending on how much support they need.
Physical therapy will begin in the morning after the surgery. There, the patient will learn the right amount of weight to put on the operated leg. They will also learn all the necessary restrictions that will prevent the hip from dislocating. The patient will continue to receive physical therapy after leaving the hospital.
Schedule a post-operation visit for a checkup and obtain further instructions from the doctor.
Please report any of the following signs to our office
Signs of infection:
Signs of Decreased Circulation