Following surgery, you will spend one or two days recovering in the hospital. A physical therapist will begin helping you sit up and begin walking soon after surgery.
Physical therapy will continue for several weeks to improve strength, mobility and adaptation to the new hip joint. A walker or cane will be needed to begin walking, standing, and applying weight to the new hip.
It is likely that you will be able to resume most normal, light activity in two to three weeks following surgery and make a full recovery in two to four months. The pain previously experienced with a damaged hip will be eliminated and mobility will be improved through physical therapy in most cases.