Patients return from surgery with a large dressing on the hip area. They may be required to wear “anti-embolism” stockings to reduce the risk of developing blood clots. A small drainage tube will be placed during surgery to help drain excess fluids from the joint area. Rehabilitation and physical therapy are started immediately following surgery and continue throughout hospitalization and at home for one year after surgery. Additionally, periodical blood analyses to evaluate cobalt and chromium levels are performed.