You will have some pain after the
surgery. Your doctor will tell you what pain medicine you can take. You can also use ice
packs to help lessen pain and swelling. You might have some fluid draining from your
incision. This is normal.
You will get instructions about how you can move your hip and leg. You may need to use crutches, a cane, or walker for a few days or weeks.
Follow all of your doctor’s
instructions. Your surgeon may tell you to:
Take prescription medicine to prevent blood clots
Not take some medicines for
pain that may delay bone healing
Eat foods high in calcium and vitamin D to help with bone healing