Your hip replacement surgery should decrease discomfort and pain and help you return to doing activities you have not been able to do. Depending on your surgical approach, there may be some movement restrictions for you to follow after your surgery. These restrictions include:
Your physical therapist will help you understand any restrictions you may have and how long you will need to follow them.
Following these restrictions will help the healing process and reduce the chance of dislocating your hip during your recovery.
You may sit up straight, but do not lean forward past 90 degrees.
Do not lean forward when you sit.
Do not sit on a low soft chair, sofa or on a stool.
Do not cross your legs.
Do not twist your hips.
Do not bend your hip past 90 degrees.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Total Hip Replacement, fourth edition, ortho-ah-90139
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