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Which sexual positions are advised if the female has had a hip replacement?

Which sexual positions are advised if the female has had a hip replacement?

Follow hip precautio: In general, once you are about 3 months out from surgery, the risk of dislocation is quite low. Sexual positions should adhere to hip precaution recommendations (no hip flexion past 90 degrees, no crossing legs across the midline, no rotating inwards). Safe postions include: "missionary", "doggy-style", and woman on top. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Hip Replacement (Definition)

Total hip replacement: surgery in which the diseased ball and socket of the hip joint are completely removed and replaced with artificial materials. A metal ball with a stem (a prosthesis) is inserted into the femur (thigh bone) and an artificial plastic cup socket is placed in the acetabulum (a "cup-shaped" ...Read more


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Will having a hip replacement result in problems in my sexual life?

Will having a hip replacement result in problems in my sexual life?

NO: You will be able to resume a sexual life. However, there are some precautions that will need to followed. Please discuss acceptable positions for sex after hip replacement. Aaos.Com is another source of information regarding sexual positions after hip replacement. ...Read more

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What sex positions are safe to do with a recent hip replacement?

What sex positions are safe to do with a recent hip replacement?

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 same guidelines provided to you by your therapist and surgeon regarding safe positions for all activities of daily living also apply to positions during sexual activity. Commonly, patients are told to avoid bending forward at the hip past 90 degrees. ...Read more

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Best sleeping and sitting positions after hip replacement surgery?

Best sleeping and sitting positions after hip replacement surgery?

Sleeping & sitting: It depends on the timing after surgery. Also the type of surgical approach that was used. If you are at least 6 weeks out from surgery you should be able to sit or sleep in any position that you desire. If you are in the immediate post op period, that is less than 6 weeks, these positions would be determined by the surgical approach. You should talk with your surgeon to determine the approach. ...Read more

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Is running good for someone that just had a hip replacement?

Is running good for someone that just had a hip replacement?

No: Running is not a good idea. Artificial joints wear like the tires on a car. More miles means more wear. Walking is good and trek poles will add 40% to the exercise. Swimming, dancing, golfing, light weight lifting, and cycling are also good. Avoid activities that involve impact stress on joints such as jumping, jogging, running, raquetball, and tennis, as well as contact sports like football. ...Read more

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If you've had a hip replacement, how long does it take to walk again?

If you've had a hip replacement, how long does it take to walk again?

One day: Almost all of our patients walk the day of surgery or the next morning with a walker or crutches. Most can walk without a cane or walker by six weeks after the surgery. ...Read more

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Had a hip replacement 3 weeks ago when can you drive again it was my right hip?

Hip replacement: Check with your orthopedic doctor. If off narcotics and able to safely get in & out of car quickly, you should be able to drive. Usually 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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I had a hip replacement over a year ago and I am in still a lot of pain. When does it calm down or should it of calmed down by now.

I had a hip replacement over a year ago and I am in still a lot of pain. When does it calm down or should it of calmed down by now.

You should be better: Would return to see the doctor who performed the surgery, if you have not in a while. That is the necessary first step. ...Read more

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