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THE FOLLOWING LEG EXERCISES WILL HELP BUILD MUSCLE AND IMPROVE MOBILITY AROUND YOUR NEW JOINT. UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE, COMPLETE 10 TO 12 REPETITIONS OF EACH EXERCISE 2 TO 3 TIMES PER DAY.

LYING HIP ABDUCTION/ADDUCTION While lying on your back in the middle of the bed, slide affected leg out to the side as far as you can. Keep your knee straight and toes pointed up. Slide it back to the center. Tie a plastic bag around your foot if it makes the foot easier to slide.

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The Center For Bone and Joint Care  
The Center For Bone and Joint Care  

A Patient Guide to Total Joint Replacement

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