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how soon after a hip replacement can you have sex

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Six weeks: As long as you are careful, there shouldn't be any problem.
Dr. John Kayvanfar
45 years experience Sports Medicine
Follow the answer: After all hip replacement, a big pillow is applied between the legs. This is to keep the legs apart, and externally rotated, to prevent possible hip d ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: After your doctor removes hip precautions, usually at about six weeks after the surgery, it is generally safe to have sex.
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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
No: Sexual activity after hip replacement surgery can be resumed after appropriate initial healing from the surgery has occurred. This is typically after ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ask your hip surgeon: Your hip replacement surgeon will know best exactly which positions are safe for your hip, so definitely ask your surgeon in the end. In general, the ... Read More
Dr. John Dearborn
29 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Most are fine: Sex positions rarely violate the hip precautions that I have patients follow. I advise my patients to do what feels comfortable.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
41 years experience Podiatry
Road trip hip surg: Prevailing thought is that running will speed the wear compared to low impact activities. Some orthopedic surgeons do not encourage, or discourage. Ho ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ott
Dr. David Ott answered
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Full function: After the initial recovery, a patient can expect return to near full function. Depending on the technique, you may have certain limits on your motion ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Walking and stairs: The muscles you want to strengthen most are those that move your hip and also stabilize the hip replacement. Walking and stairs are the easiest thing ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
3-6 months: There is post-op pain after a total hip replacement but the arthritis pain usually goes away shortly after surgery. Everyone is different, but the pos ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: It varies from patient to patient. Some patients have very little pain after a month, while some patients have pain for many months. Most patients c ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
2 - 12 months: Most people have little to no pain by six weeks after the surgery, but various feelings of stiffness and pain can go on for quite some time.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not too bad: Hip replacement surgery is one of the most successful orthopedic procedures. With current multimodal analgesia protocols, patients can expect to have ... Read More
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