Postoperative Recovery

The postoperative period is a natural time for healing and functional recovery. The instructions will depend on the surgical procedure performed and will be detailed by the surgeon and their assistant.

Postoperative Care after Hip Prosthesis Surgery

Local care involves dressing the surgical area 2 to 3 times per week for 2 to 3 weeks, depending on the progress of skin healing. These local care procedures must be performed by a state-certified nurse. A prescription will be provided by the surgeon’s assistant.

Rehabilitation with a Hip Prosthesis

Rehabilitation is key to optimizing joint and muscular recovery. This care is always respectful of postoperative pain. Initially, there is no need to exert excessive force on the hip. Gentle and natural recovery is preferred. Re-athletization will occur at a later stage, after approval from your surgeon.

After the implantation of a hip prosthesis, there are two successive phases: the first is the osseointegration of the implant, lasting 6 weeks, during which muscle strengthening exercises are strictly prohibited; followed by a second phase after osseointegration that allows for the gradual resumption of physical exercises and sports activities.

Size of Scars

Lifespan of Prostheses