Long Term Care Plan

In most cases you will begin walking a day or so after your surgery. In the following 6-8 weeks you will undergo a period of rehabilitation and physiotherapy which will allow you to function relatively normally. Joint replacements are mechanical devices and it is recommended that they be followed up with x-rays at 6 months, 2 years, then every 5 years after this

Following a joint replacement, we recommend that you do not jog or run, jump from heights or do forms of yoga which puts your body into extreme poses. Pilates is an excellent form of exercise because it builds core strength and doesn’t involve extreme joint positions.

Most people are delighted to know that they can play golf and tennis after a hip or knee replacement. It is a good idea to check with Dr Zicat about this at your post-operative consultation. You should find after a joint replacement you can return to most activities without pain.

  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Australian Institute of Musculo Skeletal Research
  • Arthroplasty Society Australia