Some hip replacement patients go home the same day as their surgery. It is an exception that patients need to expect they will be in the hospital for a few nights. Patients do need to expect that they will be tired. Jeri feels that is not expressed as much as it should be. Knee replacement patients need physical therapy and hip replacement patients usually do not. Jeri says that the swelling won’t really go down for three to six months. Jeri talks about what are warning signs of an infection. Patients need to stay hydrated and look out for signs of constipation.
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