How long before I can play golf after a joint replacement?
This will depend on what joint you have had replaced and on how quickly you are progressing with your post operative mobility.
You need to be able to comfortably walk, be able stand in the golf swinging position and swing through comfortably without any strain. The best plan is to have a few trials at home before venturing out onto the golf course or driving range to ensure you are adequately mobile and comfortable. Use of a golf buggy to decrease the length of walking involved may also help initially. You may be limited to putting and working on your short game for a time.
The time frame is usually around 12 weeks.