Recovery after Hip Replacement Surgery

Anyone who undergoes surgery may find it challenging, but seniors may find it particularly challenging due to their slower healing rates and a higher chance of complications. Seniors must therefore receive the necessary post-operative care. One of the most common elective operations is hip replacement.

Hip replacement surgery is a successful therapeutic option for those with chronic hip pain that is not eased by other methods. But the rehabilitation process after a hip replacement could take a few weeks or even months.

You might be curious about the hip replacement recovery process and the recovery time if you or a loved one is undergoing this treatment. Not only do we have one of the best hip replacement surgeons in Ranchi, Jharkhand, but we also have one of the best rehabilitation and physiotherapy centre forrecovering from hip surgery safely and quickly.

Before Discharging From The Hospital

Depending on the individual, a patient typically stays in the hospital for one to four days following surgery. The patient must complete a number of objectives before leaving the hospital, such as:

  • Getting out of bed on one’s own.
  • having adequate pain control
  • being able to eat, drink, and go to the restroom
  • Walking on a level surface while using a cane, walker, or crutches, and being able to ascend and descend two or three stairs
  • ability to carry out the recommended home exercises
  • Knowing any hip safety precautions recommended may help you avoid injuries and guarantee appropriate recovery

After Returning Home

It will initially be challenging to complete daily tasks alone, such as cleaning, cooking, and taking a shower. To guarantee that you can get through the day safely and make a full recovery, it is crucial to have a support system in place.


You should be eating a regular diet by the time you leave the hospital and return to your home. Your doctor might advise iron and vitamin supplements. If you are on a blood thinner, you could also be told to stay away from foods high in vitamin K. Broccoli, cauliflower, liver, green beans, lentils, spinach, kale, lettuce, turnip greens, cabbage, and onions are foods that contain vitamin K.

It’s crucial to stay hydrated and steer clear of alcohol. To prevent putting further strain on the joint, you should keep an eye on your weight and consume a nutritious diet.

Mobility & Exercise

A list of dos and don’ts to keep in mind with your new hip will be given to you by your orthopedic surgeon and physiotherapist. Taking the following precautions can assist promote adequate healing and prevent the new joint from dislocating:

What To Do:

  • Keep the leg pointed forward.
  • As you sit or stand, keep the affected leg in front.
  • Reduce pain and swelling by applying ice; use an ice pack or wrap it in a wet towel.
  • Use heat for 15 to 20 minutes with a heating pad or hot, damp towels to help with range of motion prior to exercise.
  • If you are in pain, cut back on your exercise, but keep moving and get back to your workouts as soon as you can.
  • To avoid infection, keep the area around the wound clean and dry.

What Not to Do.

  • For at least six to eight weeks, cross your legs at the knees.
  • Put your knee higher than your hip.
  • When you are sitting or seated, lean forward.
  • While you are sitting, try to pick up something that is on the floor.
  • When you stoop down, turn your feet excessively inward or outward.
  • When resting in bed, reach down to pull up the blankets.
  • Bend your waist past 90 degrees.

Although it’s not ideal, recovering at home is certainly doable. Your home probably isn’t equipped with a full staff of skilled nurses, caretakers, or cooks, and it’s not likely built to be a comfortable, secure environment for a senior who has just left the hospital. Choosing a rehab facility like the physiotherapy and rehabilitation Centre at Orchid Medical Centre can be the ideal method to recuperate from surgery, such as a hip replacement.

We at Orchid Medical Centre have the expertise to cater to the specific needs of each senior. We not only offer one of the best treatments for Hip Replacement Surgery in Ranchi, Jharkhand.  we also offer a treatment strategy for a quick and secure recovery from hip replacement surgery using cutting-edge physical therapy. You and your family will also enjoy genuine peace of mind knowing that high-quality care is always available, thanks to our round-the-clock nurse support.

Wish to learn more? We’re always available to respond to your inquiries. Call us right away 9117100100

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