I am 68 and had my total hip replacement 8 weeks ago today. I've been a keen, perhaps obsessive sport person all my life, which is what earned me the worn hip. But it also instilled in me the desire to get going after injury. My consultant and physio gave what seems to be the usual advice. Get moving straight away, follow the exercises, OBEY the articulation restrictions strictly and Don't overdo it. The latter was the most difficult!!! As for cycling, certainly ok after 12 weeks but if I was to try riding my bike earlier then be careful on bike set up DO NOT infringe articulation rules and take it easy!!
I recovered quickly from op, was walking easily on one stick by the six week appointment and discharged by surgeon and physio.at that point. My walking has steadily increased to the point where I did a walk of 3km yesterday and total steps for the day of just over 9000. I am setting up my mountain bike on the turbo as its a bit more comfortable than road bike with a more upright position. I plan to start on very light sessions at the 9week point and see how I feel. Keep you posted.
That is a very inspirational report. Fantastic progress and advice!