How long will I need to use a mobility aid after hip osteotomy surgery?
This time varies from patient to patient, but for many people, it’s between 10 and 12 weeks.
As you heal, you will need a mobility aid less and less. If you are using crutches, you may be able to use only one at around 9 weeks into your recovery.
Overall, Every patient experiences a different rehabilitation process and your surgeon and physiotherapist will tailor-make a programme for you.
Some patients find it beneficial to rent a secondary mobility aid such as a wheelchair to use as they recover. Having an aid other than crutches may make going out much easier and gives the hands and arms a chance to rest if they get sore.