My hip was replaced in May of 2004. I needed no physical therapy after leaving the hospital. I drove my self to the grocery store on the 7th day, shopped and drove myself home. Put the groceries up alone. I mowed my lawn with a push mower the third week. I was 71 years old at the time of surgery and had been in a lot of pain for 10 years. Bone on bone in the hip joint. 3 1/2 years after surgery now and my hip functions perfectly.