Recovery & Rehabilitation

Hip Replacement Recovery

After your hip replacement surgery, you’ll be ready to begin the next step to returning to life with less pain —recovery and rehabilitation. Joint replacement is major surgery; your body needs time to recover and regain strength. Rehabilitation will help you do both.

How Long Is Recovery After Hip Replacement Surgery?

The length of your recovery and rehabilitation will depend on which hip replacement surgical option is right for you. Depending on your condition, you may go home after discharge or you may need two to three weeks of follow-up care at a rehabilitation center after you’re discharged from the hospital.

Rehabilitation usually starts in the hospital, as soon as the day after surgery. After you’re discharged from the hospital, you’ll continue outpatient rehabilitation for 6-8 weeks. Rehabilitation takes a commitment of time and energy, but it’s one that pays off. Your hard work in physical therapy helps you get stronger, move better and with less pain.

St. Elizabeth Healthcare has 13 outpatient rehabilitation centers located conveniently throughout Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana. You’ll work with rehabilitation specialists who’ve helped hundreds of people like you, who are committed to do what it takes to return to an active life.

Senior Women with Hip Pain

Our Focus is on You and Your Successful Recovery

We know the decision to have hip replacement surgery is a big one. We’re with you every step of the way with the expertise, advanced treatments and caring support you need to recover well. Your team will guide you and your caregiver through the process, answering questions and providing the resources you and your loved ones need along the way. We want you back doing the things you love, with less pain just as much as you do.

Contact Us

Is your hip pain bothering you?

Schedule an appointment with our Sports Medicine physicians for a treatment plan tailored to you. Call (859) 212-5600 to make an appointment.

Surgical Options

If surgery is necessary, our physicians can provide a referral to one of our affiliated orthopaedic surgeons. For more information on surgical options, please contact us at