Fully recovering from a hip replacement can be a lengthy process, with certain activities potentially requiring months of rehabilitation to return to. Basic activities such as walking, driving or climbing stairs unassisted may be achievable within a matter of weeks, while more complex or demanding motions such as cycling or running requiring up to a month or two for some patients. The duration of rehabilitation largely relates to your condition going into hip replacement surgery, and the better condition and strength you have in the lead up to surgery, the faster your recovery will be. As with all questions about recovery, the answer will depend on your personal situation and the circumstances of your operation. Dr David Slattery will advise you on your recovery plan after your operation.