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Patient care plan

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

    Many wonder how long they will need to stay in the hospital after surgery. In general, most people who have joint replacement surgery leave the hospital within two days after surgery. Your health care team will work with you to determine your discharge and home care needs. 

  • Day of surgery

    After your surgery, you can expect to start moving the same day. You will be helped to a chair and work up to walking if you are able. You may be seen by a physical therapist for exercises and walking.

    expand to learn moreFirst day after surgery

    expand to learn moreSecond day after surgery