Discharge & Onward Care Hip Replacement

You will probably remain in hospital for 2-4 days after your surgery. You will require an x-ray before you go home.

Before discharge the physiotherapist will review the exercises you were practising before surgery. These are specifically designed to help you to regain mobility and strength in your new hip. You should perform these exercises regularly in your own home as instructed by the physiotherapist. Videos of all of the exercises you will need to do can be found in the EXERCISE playlists on this website.

You will be required to attend follow up appointments at 2 weeks and 6 weeks where your hip movements and strength will be assessed. If necessary you may be asked to attend out patient physiotherapy or hydrotherapy.

There are some useful documents set out below for you to download and print.