Hip Replacement What is a hip replacement? Hip replacement surgery requires the joint in the hip to be replaced either partially or fully. This procedure is prescribed to patients with constant arthritis discomfort, severe osteoarthritis, or hip fractures. What are some side-effects of a hip replacement? You may experience some tenderness in the hip area, lack of mobility, pain when twisting your hips or walking and swelling. How do we work with you after hip replacement surgery? Within the first several weeks after your surgery we work with you to improve your mobility, ensure your hip motion is increasing over time, and help you stay limber and in minimal pain. We increase strength in the hip and core and retrain specific movement patterns like hip hinging, moving from sit to stand, and walking with proper biomechanics.