Your surgeon may advise you that postoperatively you may have hip precautions. These may vary with the surgeon’s personal preferences and each specific case. However here are three common protocols we tend to see
- Do not cross your legs (even if you’re lying in bed)
- Do not bend your hip past a 90-degree angle (ie. Getting up from a low chair)
- Do not twist your hip inwards (keep your knees and toes pointed forward).
These guidelines are generally only for a short amount of time (approximately 6 weeks) and are designed to reduce the risk of dislocation for the newly operated hip joints.
Strengthening Exercises include:
- Static Quads
- Inner range quadriceps
After surgery, it is advisable to see a physiotherapist for follow up rehabilitation and a comprehensive strengthening program. At iMove Physiotherapy, we have experience with managing total knee replacements and would love to help you on your journey.