Patient procedures


Your discharge is organised with your surgeon. It will either be to your home or to a rehabilitation centre.



If you choose your home, it would be preferable to have your home arranged to suit your needs. This consists of:

  •  Avoiding stairs, which can be dangerous with crutches, so sleeping on the ground floor if your room is upstairs,
  •  Using a toilet booster seat,
  •  Having handrails installed in the shower and toilet,
  •  Planning for an anti-slip bath mat and a shower stool with anti-slip legs (baths are not recommended at the beginning),
  •  Wearing good bed slippers with anti-slip soles.
  •  Being careful of slippery floors for the first few weeks: bathroom, kitchen, entrance hall,
  •  Using high seats with armrests.


Rehabilitation can be pursued in a rehabilitation centre, at home or in the office of an independent physiotherapist to continue improving your mobility.

Rehabilitation is very different from one person to the next; it depends on:

  •  You (age, needs, physical ability, vitality, associated diseases)
  •  The type of implant
  •  How the operation transpired and the outcome
  •  Your environment and your family and friends.