Dr. O'Connor shares when a woman can return home after hip replacement surgery.
Length of stay in the hospital after hip replacement surgery is going to vary, depending on this local surgeon and the hospital’s routine, but for the most part, it’s usually three or four days. Oftentimes with older patients going to some kind of skilled rehab facility to get some additional physical therapy and monitoring if they don’t have enough help at home. If they have good support and help at home, then you, the best place for the patient to go after hospital is home.
About Dr. O'Connor, M.D.:
Dr. Mary O'Connor, M.D., was accepted as a resident in orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, New York in 1985. She joined the orthopedic surgery staff at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida in 1991, and since 2005 has served as department chair. Dr. O'Connor cares for people with hip and knee arthritis, failed joint replacements, and pelvic tumors.