I had my Resurfacing of my right hip done on July 31, 2014 at HSS in NYC.
1st day was pretty sore and walked 3 steps with walker.
2nd day walked around the halls and up and down steps with crutches but putting full weight on it. I took no meds other than Tylenol after the 2nd nite and was off Tylenol after 2 week
3rd day I went home at noon. I was driving in 2 weeks and walking up to a mile using the crutches just in case I stumbled but never did.
Went back for checkup at 3 1/2 weeks and the PA had me starting more aggressive stretches on the Flexors. I was a little afraid to overdo it before then.
I had no limp at all at 3 1/2 weeks. I am 69 years old but very active in Bikram Yoga. I plan to get back in the Hot Room in 2 weeks. I am also going to a PT that is stretching me out. The hardest exercise is putting the operated leg (ankle) up on the opposite knee while sitting and pushing it out. I do that lying down and it is slowly working out.
I am cutting the grass with a push power mower and realize I am a bit out of shape but I am so pleased with the whole procedure. If you are in the NE go to Dr. Su. I live 3 hours from there and it was well worth it. I am also a semi full R&R sax player and back to playing gigs.
This website is fantastic and I found it before getting this done and Pat was very helpful.
saxmanpete PS…I do suggest you take the stool softeners in the hospital and when you get home!!!