How Long After Hip Replacement Can I Tie My Shoes

One of the most common questions I get asked by hip replacement patients is how long after the hip replacement surgery can I tie my shoes?

The answer depends on what type of shoe you are wearing. If you are wearing a shoe that slips on, then you can quickly tie it after the surgery.

However, if you are wearing lace-up shoes, then you need to wait for long.

Preparing for hip replacement surgery

You’ve decided to get a hip replacement. Now what? While deciding who to have your surgery with is your first step, there are other things you should consider before having your surgery. Hip replacement surgery is serious business, but you can reduce the stress by preparing for your surgery. The tips below will help you get ready for your surgery.

What to expect in the hospital after the surgery

Many people wonder about what to expect in the hospital. For example, they might be concerned about the pain level, the food, the hospital staff, the surgery itself, or what is to come after the surgery. 

Here is a quick rundown on what to expect in the hospital, the day of surgery, and after you leave the hospital. 

Expected Hospital Stay?

What can you do to prevent post-surgery complications?

You can try a few things to prevent post-surgery complications. 

Firstly, make sure you ask your surgeon which activities you need to avoid to reduce the chance of complications. Surgery can make you feel sore and tired for a couple of days after, so plan to relax at home rather than run around to do errands. 

Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking as both can increase your risk for complications. All in all, take things easy, and you should be back to normal in no time.


If you’re looking for general information about hip replacement surgery, then this blog post is what you need. It answers all the questions that people might have.

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