THJRTotal Hip Joint Replacement
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Patients who have had a unilateral THJR are usually discharged between the second and third weeks and those who have had a bilateral THJP between the fifth and sixth weeks.
THJR are now seen as a routine surgery where the emphasis is on early mobilisation and an average stay of 2-5 days, depending on a number of factors (Oldmeadow et al 2004, Pearse et al 2007).
The need for further outpatient physiotherapy is not indicated in the majority of THJR patients and it is therefore not offered unless we feel it is needed, as seen back in 1971.