I had both hips resurfaced on the same day. Often patients requiring two hip replacements are advised to have each hip repaired in separate surgeries and needing pain control after. This then requires two rehab periods, of which 6 weeks is just for waiting around for healing of the pelvic bone and hip- joint capsule. With bilateral surgery both hips can be healing at the same time. I had no problem with getting around on crutches after about 4 days despite having two recently- repaired hips. In fact, because of the weight-bearing pain I was having before surgery I think it might have been harder to get around with a still-unoperated hip.

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