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What leg motions can be done after a total hip replacement?

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Dr. John Dearborn
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: It depends...

Early movement restrictions are based on the surgical method used.
Extreme positions need to be avoided in the first 6 weeks no matter what. If an anterior approach is used, hyperextension combined with rotating the foot outward can be a problem. If a posterior approach is used, the risky move is hip flexion (bringing hip up to chest) combined with internal rotation. Eventually, most are safe.

In brief: It depends...

Early movement restrictions are based on the surgical method used.
Extreme positions need to be avoided in the first 6 weeks no matter what. If an anterior approach is used, hyperextension combined with rotating the foot outward can be a problem. If a posterior approach is used, the risky move is hip flexion (bringing hip up to chest) combined with internal rotation. Eventually, most are safe.
Dr. John Dearborn
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics

In brief: HIP REPLACEMENT

I am not sure if all the movements are preserved like flexion, extension, abduction, etc.
Probablly, rom is slightly diminised. Please ask the orthopedic surgeon.

In brief: HIP REPLACEMENT

I am not sure if all the movements are preserved like flexion, extension, abduction, etc.
Probablly, rom is slightly diminised. Please ask the orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Nela Cordero
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