If you have orthopedic hip pain, you’ve come to the right place. At Aurora Health Care, our hip orthopedic surgeons and physicians receive advanced training in the treatment of hip injuries and diseases, and are dedicated to helping you get back to the activities you enjoy as quickly as possible.
The most common types of hip surgery include hip arthroscopy, hip replacement, hip resurfacing and hip revision. If you need hip surgery, we’ll make sure you’re fully prepared, understand what to expect, and have the chance to get all your questions answered.
Aurora Joint Academy – Preparing You for Surgery
We believe in supporting you through the entire process of surgery. Before your hip surgery, you’ll attend the Aurora Joint Academy. You’ll learn what to expect and can ask questions of our hip orthopedic surgeons – experienced specialists who are trained to perform hip revision surgery and other types of hip surgery.
After orthopedic hip surgery, your Aurora doctors and therapists will work closely with you to develop a personalized plan for your rehabilitation to help you restore function, reduce pain and get back to daily activities.
Recovery and rehabilitation times vary from person to person. In general, recovery times for these four types of orthopedic hip surgery fall within the following ranges:
Arthroscopic hip surgery recovery – Most patients walk with crutches for 1-2 weeks, complete 6 weeks of physical therapy, and are able to resume normal physical activity within 3-6 months.
Hip replacement surgery recovery – Many patients resume light activities within 3-6 weeks, and most regular activities within 6-8 weeks. Full strength and total recovery can usually be achieved in 6 to 12 months.
Hip resurfacing surgery recovery – Many patients are able to walk just 4 hours after having surgery. Normal activities can usually be resumed in just 2-3 weeks.
Hip revision surgery recovery – Following hip revision surgery, most patients are instructed to restrict the amount of weight placed on their hip for 6-8 weeks. Physical therapy is also commonly prescribed during this time, and may last for 2-4 months. Many patients also wear a hip abduction brace for several months following surgery.