Frequent Questions About Hip Surgery

Hip preservation means more than just hip surgery – it is total care of your hip joint. Our goal is to help you be free of pain, and return to physical strength and good range of motion. To help you feel more confident in your treatment plan, here are some of the common questions our patients ask.

What are the risks?

Most patients have a low risk for problems from surgery. You may have pain and numbness in the surgery area after surgery. Bleeding from your surgical wound or problems with wound healing infrequently occur and can be managed. You will learn other possible risks of surgery when talking to the doctor and reading the surgery consent form. Your doctor will always discuss the risks of surgery specific to your health.

How long will it take to recover?

Nearly all patients feel better about 3 months after surgery. By 6 months, most patients are happy they had surgery. Your hip will continue to heal and gain strength for 1-2 years after surgery.

When can I return to work?

Patients can usually return to work 2-4 months after surgery depending on their occupation.

When can I restart a sport or other activity?

The return to sport timeline depends on the activity or sport, and on how your body recovers after the surgery. Typically it is a minimum of six months after the surgery. Always talk with your doctor and physical therapist before restarting sport or active hobbies.