Exercise is necessary
for proper healing. Therapy will begin in the hospital and usually continues
after discharge for approximately six weeks.
Physical therapy, a healthy diet and
willingness to follow all of your surgeon’s recommendations
will contribute to a more successful recovery after surgery. Most patients
are able to walk without support and drive three to six weeks after
surgery. Activities such as golf, doubles tennis and swimming can usually
be resumed, but only after a thorough evaluation by me. Recovery time
will vary for each patient.
High-impact activities or contact sports are typically not recommended.
These types of activities place an extreme amount of pressure on the
joints, which could lead to complications. I will discuss this with
I will schedule a follow-up appointment for six months and every year
following your surgery to evaluate your progress. It is important to
see me if you notice any unusual changes regarding your new joint.