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Total hip replacement glossary

  • Abductor pillow: a triangle-shaped pillow that fits between your legs to prevent you from crossing them

    Assistive device: walker, crutches, cane or other device to help you walk

    Dressings: bandages

    Graduated compression stockings: white elastic socks to prevent blood clots

    Hemovac: wound drain

    Incentive spirometer: breathing machine used to exercise your lungs

    Incision: surgical wound

    OT: occupational therapy

    PT: physical therapy

    Sequential compression device (SCD): inflatable plastic leg wraps used to prevent blood clots