As with any surgery, the results are going to vary depending on the patient's preoperative level of function, as well as the unique circumstances of every patient. Some patients come in and they've been on a walker for three, maybe even five years. Some patients have never required the use of a walker. Their expectations and results are going to vary drastically specifically with hip replacement. It takes approximately three months for that implant to really bond with the bone surrounding it. Therefore, we want to make sure we limit high-impact activities approximately three months following their joint replacement surgery in order to limit the chances of that deep bonding from happening.
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