The patient is taken to the observation room after surgery for
observation. Special attention will be given to blood flow and sensation in the feet and
legs. When the patients awaken and condition is stabilized he will be transferred from the
observation room to his room. Patient is discharged from the hospital after five to seven
days with a walking device. While at home, patient should continue to walk with the help of
walking device unless been asked by the surgeon to not to use the support. The patient
should take care of their weight problems that may arise and strictly follow the hip
precautions for few months after the surgery.
Before getting discharged from the hospital the patient will receive
specific precaution from the surgeon, the doctor will help the patient to adjust to recovery
in every way possible. Safe techniques for daily activities at home are taught to the
patient. Safe techniques for activities like getting in bed and out of bed, bathing, going
to the bathroom, using car, getting down and up in stares. The recovery varies from patients
to patients, some may take few months to recover completely and some may take a little
The patients will have a near to the normal range of motion and adequate
strength as they used to have before the surgery. For young, healthy patients the recovery
is fast, weight-bearing is often allowed within the first week and normal walking may take
by 4-6 weeks. It's important to continue to walk on a daily basis to further strengthen the
The patients can return to work depending on the activity that they have
to do at work. Patients who work in a seated position, with limited walking, can return
within 4 weeks from the time of surgery.
An exercise and walking program helps the patient to recover from
surgery and do the daily activities easily. Driving of car and vehicles should be done only
on approval of the doctor.