Hip replacement is a surgical operation wherein the hip joint is replaced by artificial one due to disease, fracture or impairment. It is a common surgical procedure, especially to elderly. Recovery time varies according to the complexity of the operation. Physical therapy is done after recovery from the procedure in the hospital. Recovery from the procedure is usually six to eight weeks after doctor's follow ups. Here is a link: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hip-replacement/MY00235
Full recovery from hip replacement surgery depends on many factors which include the patient's state of health, age, postoperative conditions or complications, and response to postoperative medications and rehabilitation. Hospital stay, barring any complications is usually 7-10 days. Rehabilitation is a gradual process that requires a positive mindset of the patient for fast recovery and recuperation. Full recovery can be expected in 3 to 6 months.