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Could someone do a full split years after they've had a total hip replacement?

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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is possible but we don't recommend it due to the possibility of dislocation.

In brief: Yes

It is possible but we don't recommend it due to the possibility of dislocation.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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Dr. Stephen Rockower
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Dr. John Dearborn
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

I have a yoga instructor who can do a full split after i replaced both her hips.
A lot depends on the preop flexibility.

In brief: Yes

I have a yoga instructor who can do a full split after i replaced both her hips.
A lot depends on the preop flexibility.
Dr. John Dearborn
Dr. John Dearborn
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Dr. James Bruckner
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: No, not advised.

No, it is not advised for a person with a total hip replacement to do the splits.

In brief: No, not advised.

No, it is not advised for a person with a total hip replacement to do the splits.
Dr. James Bruckner
Dr. James Bruckner
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