Dr. O'Connor explains when women can return to work after hip replacement surgery.
A woman could go back to work usually four to six weeks after hip replacement surgery, depending on how complicated their surgery was or how simple it was. So it really depends on the individual patient, and that’s another thing that’s really helpful to talk to the surgeon about before the surgery.
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.