Can I sit in a recliner?
Only if it is reclined. The angle should be low, less than 45 degrees. Make sure that there
is no pressure on your lower back.
Can I lay on my side or back?
Yes, put a pillow between your legs while you are laying on your side.
Can I walk on a treadmill?
Do I wear my corset on the inside or outside of my clothes?
You may wear it on the outside, but only if you have a t-shirt between your skin and
How long will I be in the hospital?
3-5 days, depending on your surgery and recovery.
How long until my partner and I can have sex?
After your first post-op follow up you can have sex, as long as you’re comfortable, careful,
and avoid jarring.
Can I use a walker?
Can I climb the stairs in my house?
Not for the first two weeks.
How long until I can go back to work?
It all depends on how your recovery is going. This will be easier for us to determine on your second week follow up appointment. If you feel you can go back earlier call and let us know.
When will this pain in my hip (where they peformed the graft) go away?
It can take up to 3 months before you stop feeling the pain in your hip and leg.
When can I shower?
You can shower as soon as you get home from the hospital, but do not soak the
When can I start physical therapy?
You will start physical therapy after your two week appointment.