SECTION VII: POST-OPERATIVE GUIDELINES AND EXERCISES FOR HIP REPLACEMENT PREVENTING DISLOCATION Your therapist will work closely with you and teach you precautions about your hip replacement. It is important to keep these precautions in mind as you do the exercises that will help you strengthen the muscles and adjust to your new hip. Follow these precautions until your surgeon indicates that changes in the following activities, depicted and numbered below are safe:
1. Do NOT bend forward more than 90 degrees.
2. Do NOT lift your knee higher than your affected hip.
3. Do NOT bring legs together or cross 4. 5. 6. 7.
your legs. Do NOT turn your affected leg inward. Do NOT twist your body when standing. Do NOT reach across your affected leg. Do NOT put more weight on your affected leg than instructed.
Published on May 10, 2012