Get Well Soon
Helping you to make a speedy recovery after total hip replacement
Who this leaflet is for
This leaflet is for anyone who is recovering from, or is about to undergo surgery to have his or her hip replaced. The technical term for your operation is total hip replacement or total hip arthroplasty, which is how your surgeon and other health professionals who are helping you may refer to it.
It should be read in conjunction with any other information you have already been given about your procedure.
The following information is designed to help you make the important decisions about your recovery. Your surgeon, general practitioner (GP) and other healthcare professionals will offer you a lot of very good advice, but it’s you that has to make the decisions. It offers broad guidelines for people who do not have any complications with their surgery or other specific medical circumstances, such as a long-term condition.
Every individual has different needs and recovers in different ways so not all the advice in this leaflet will be suitable for everybody. When you’re weighing up how to make the decision that’s right for you, talk with your occupational health service at work if you have one. Otherwise, talk with your GP. Either one will help you to make the right choices for a safe and speedy recovery.
This leaflet is a guide to recovering from a total hip replacement operation. It does not provide specific medical advice or diagnosis nor does it give advice about whether you should consent to an operation. All of these matters depend on individual medical advice from your consultant surgeon based on your own health, medical condition and personal circumstances.