I think about two weeks last time, posterior surgery. Im sure I was supposed to wait longer but my 10 y/o son was sick at a campout about 150 miles from my house and I needed to get him. Im going in for my other hip on Jan 24. Just don't over do it, listen to the doc. I know of a couple of guys who ended up having a bad time because they were impatient. Revision surgery is not something you want to experience.