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What exercises are good after a hip replacement?

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Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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 things to do in the beginning. This should not be painful but may be uncomfortable depending on how long ago the surgery was. Standing with something to help you balance and lifting the leg to the side in a scissor like movement will help as well.

In brief: 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 things to do in the beginning. This should not be painful but may be uncomfortable depending on how long ago the surgery was. Standing with something to help you balance and lifting the leg to the side in a scissor like movement will help as well.
Dr. Jason Boyer
Dr. Jason Boyer
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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: Walking and PT

Physical therapy before your hip replacement is strongly recommended.
A therapist can evaluate the present state of your hip and instruct you on basic exercises to do before surgery and immediately after. Work closely with both your orthopaedic surgeon and physical therapist to facilitate your recovery.

In brief: Walking and PT

Physical therapy before your hip replacement is strongly recommended.
A therapist can evaluate the present state of your hip and instruct you on basic exercises to do before surgery and immediately after. Work closely with both your orthopaedic surgeon and physical therapist to facilitate your recovery.
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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