After having a hip replacement, you may expect your lifestyle to be a lot like how it was before surgery — but returning to your everyday activities will take time. Being an active participant in the healing process can help you get there sooner and will ensure a more successful outcome.

Though recommendations will depend on the type of implant and other factors in your situation, physical therapy within the first six weeks is important during hip surgery recovery. The specified exercises improve the motion of the hip and teach you how to move about during recovery to allow your new joint to heal. Patients who comply with physical therapy exercises tend to recover much faster.

To learn more about hip surgery recovery, you can always contact Dr. Nicholas Mast to discuss these topics in further detail. His office is located in San Francisco, and he performs surgery at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital.