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I had my second hip replacement almost one year ago. My doctor doesn’t allow for crutches and walkers when you leave the surgical center and only advised using a cane the first couple of days. He also doesn’t prescribe PT, just building minutes of walking each day. Pain was manageable after my two week check up when they removed the staples and at 6 weeks I was walking pretty well. By 4 months I was walking 6 to 8 miles per day and at 6 months I started to do run/walks of 5/1 minutes. I had posterior surgery so my glutes are a bit tight and I am working on flexibility along with knee stiffness from years of running with my hip dysplasia. I do triathlons so am swimming, biking and running each week with about 30 miles of running with about 4 to 5 runs.

Good luck!