Expectations and Limitations
What limitations can I expect from a joint replacement?
You will begin walking a day or so after your surgery. In the following 6 - 8 weeks, you will undergo a period of rehabilitation and physiotherapy which will enable you to function relatively normally. Following a joint replacement, we recommend that you do not jog or run, jump from heights or do forms of yoga which puts your body into extreme poses. Pilates is an excellent form of exercise because it builds core strength and doesn't involve extreme joint positions. Most people are delighted to know that they can play golf and even a bit of social tennis after a hip or knee replacement, but you should check with your surgeon about this at your post-operative consultation. You should find after a joint replacement you can return to most activities without pain.