Orthopaedics Menu Orthopaedics Hip Anterior Hip Replacement Patient Education Materials Caregiver Resources Hip Doctors & Surgeons Hip Pain Hip Pain Treatment Options Nonsurgical Hip Pain Treatments Total Hip Replacement Signs You Need a Hip Replacement Hip Replacement - FAQs Hip Replacement Recovery Hip Surgical Options Hip Surgery Advancements 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. The same-day surgery option, which uses the anterior surgical approach, offers a quicker recovery and return to activities. If same day surgery isn’t an option, you’re typically in the hospital for two to three days after surgery. 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. 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. 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 UsIs it time for a hip replacement? Call our affiliated orthopaedic surgeons at OrthoCincy Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine at 859-301-BONE (2663) for more information or to schedule an appointment.