Do I need crutches after hip surgery?

After hip surgery, crutches are necessary as a walking aid. You will probably need crutches during the first weeks after the surgery.

The best way to ensure a smooth recovery after hip surgery is to follow your doctor’s instructions. As part of the recovery process, you will be required to use crutches. The period during which the crutches are necessary varies from patient to patient. Post-surgery recovery times typically vary depending on the following factors:

  • the patient’s condition 
  • the type of surgery

Follow your doctor’s instructions for a fast recovery

After your hip surgery, it is important to be extra careful to avoid falls in the first few weeks as this could damage your hip. Generally, the crutches are used for the first 6 weeks after the hip surgery. Check with your doctor before you stop using the crutches because you need to make sure it’s safe to put aside this walking aid.

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/

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