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Patient care plan for hip replacement surgery

  • A smooth and speedy recovery depends on your help and cooperation. Your participation is essential in reaching your goal to return home and avoid complications (problems).

    Many patients wonder how long they will need to stay in the hospital after surgery. Your health care team will work with you to determine discharge and home care needs.

  • A standard hospital care plan

    Your hospital stay will follow a standard care plan. The progress you make toward going home will be measured by how you meet the daily goals outlined in the plan. These goals include pain management, activity and preventing complications (problems). In addition to reading this info below, you may also download the total hip care map as a PDF.

    In general, the following outline is what you can expect during your hospital stay of three to four days. You will be discharged by 11 a.m. the day you leave the hospital.

    Your health care team may suggest changes unique to your recovery.

    Hospital day 1 (day of surgery)

    Hospital day 2 (first day after surgery)

    Hospital days 3 and 4 (second and third days after surgery)

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