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  • You will start physical therapy in the hospital
  • You will be able to put your full weight on your new joint the day of surgery. Some patients with osteoporosis or soft bone may be asked to use crutches or a walker for a period up to 6 weeks
  • Either the day of surgery or the morning after, you will meet with a physical therapist and start the road to recovery
  • Your family and friends are invited AND encouraged to participate in your therapy session with you!
  • You will leave the hospital on a cane or with a walker. At some point during your hospital stay, you will be asked to walk without an assistive device.
  • If you have stairs at home, they will work with you on stair training before “clearing” PT.

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4011 Talbot Road S,
Ste 300,
Renton, WA 98055

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Proliance Surgeons First Hill Orthopedics

515 Minor Avenue,
Suite 200,
Seattle, WA 98104

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