For Patients

The following pages are a generalized overview of the typical patient experience, recommendations, and protocols after a joint replacement. This should be used as a general guide for expectations after surgery. Dr. Wright may give you specific instructions to you regarding your surgery and rehabilitation protocol.


Your recovery after hip or knee replacement will depend on different factors which include:


Physical Condition

Medical Conditions

Motivation to Recover


Recovery also depends on the condition of your hip prior to the procedure.  To help you recover quickly and completely, it is important to follow your post-operative instructions as closely as possible.  We advise rest, elevation, ice as well as using your crutches.

Please arrange for a responsible adult to take you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours.

After anesthesia, you may experience nausea, dizziness, weakness, and/or drowsiness lasting up to 24 hours after your surgery.

Please call our office with any questions or concerns.

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Hip Replacement Information

  American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Knee Replacement Information

American Academy or Orthopedic Surgery Preparing for Joint Replacement


Anterior Total Hip Replacement
Hip Hemiarthroplasty
Revision Total Hip Replacement

Knee Arthroscopy
Partial Knee Replacement
Minimally Invasive Total Knee
Revision Knee Replacement

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