What to Expect After THR Surgery
A total hip joint replacement takes approximately two to four hours of surgical time. The preparation prior to surgery may take additional hours. After surgery, the patient is taken to a recovery room for immediate observation which generally lasts between one to four hours. The lower extremities will be closely observed for both adequate sensation and circulation. If unusual symptoms of numbness or tingling are noted by the patient, recovery room nurses are available and should be notified by the patient. Upon stabilization, the patient is transferred to a hospital room.
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