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What rehabilitation is involved after an anterior hip replacement?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: REhab

Typically after any hip replacement, the first goal is to get you back on your feet again.
You can work with a physical therapist who will teach you the anterior hip precautions then begin to work with you on getting in and out of bed, standing with a walker and beginning to walk with a walker. Following that phase, you will begin to work on strengthening the hip muscles usually as an outpatient.

In brief: REhab

Typically after any hip replacement, the first goal is to get you back on your feet again.
You can work with a physical therapist who will teach you the anterior hip precautions then begin to work with you on getting in and out of bed, standing with a walker and beginning to walk with a walker. Following that phase, you will begin to work on strengthening the hip muscles usually as an outpatient.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Gait training

The goal is to increase strength in the affected leg and improve range of motion.
Therapy usually lasts 4-6 weeks and there are usually no restrictions.

In brief: Gait training

The goal is to increase strength in the affected leg and improve range of motion.
Therapy usually lasts 4-6 weeks and there are usually no restrictions.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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