I noticed a big difference in this hip compared to my other hip which was a posterior total hip replacement, 8 years ago. The first two weeks is much easier with this hip and the anterior approach. I walked with a cane when I first got home, but was able to walk on my own soon after. Now, 2 months later, I am still very happy with the progress I have made. I am able to walk 4 miles a day without any problems.