Recovering from Joint Replacement Surgery
After surgery, you may expect life to return to the way it was — but without the pain. In many ways, you are right. But it will take time. Your doctor will encourage you to use your "new" joint as soon as possible. Although it may be challenging at times, following your doctor's instructions will speed your recovery.
You are a partner in the healing process. The success of your surgery is dependent upon your commitment to your recovery.
Following surgery, physical and occupational therapists help you minimize scar tissue formation and increase your new hip’s mobility with a customized rehabilitation plan. This inpatient therapy offers you the support and encouragement you need to speed healing and learn how to care for yourself at home.
Before you leave the hospital, a plan of care that may include outpatient rehabilitation therapy or at home with the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod, will be in place to ensure you have the most complete recovery possible.