Hip Replacement Recovery and Rehabilitation
Recovering from Hip Replacement in the Hospital
The Hip Replacement recovery process will be an active one. You will likely begin working with a physical therapist the day of your surgery.
This is an important part of your hip replacement recovery that will allow you to get back to your normal activities as soon as possible.
An anesthesiologist from the anesthesia department will visit you regularly to evaluate and treat your pain.
On the first day after the surgery, you will begin to take oral medications as the medicine through your epidural catheter is slowly decreased.
By the day after surgery you likely will have completed the transition to oral pain medications and the epidural catheter will be removed.