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Exercises to eliminate limp after hip replacement surgery?

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In brief: Physical therapy

A good physical therapist is as good as gold after this type of surgery.
Ask you surgeon for a referral.

In brief: Physical therapy

A good physical therapist is as good as gold after this type of surgery.
Ask you surgeon for a referral.
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Dr. David Trettin
Depends also on what kind of limp you have. If your 'abductors' of your hip were cut through, and repaired this may take time for these muscle(s) to heal. Occasionally they do not or re-tear . An abductor ' lurch' may be the result.Other approaches(anterior) or traditional posterior have their own specific problems. See your ORS for evaluation first.
Dr. Steven Brown
agree with comment
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: Hip abductors

Hip abductor strengthening exercises are ideal.
One exercise is the crab walk. Tie a theraband in a closed loop, place it around your ankles, bend hips and knees slightly, and walk sideways 10 steps then back again and repeat. Try 3 sets of this a day. Another good exercise are clamshells. Lie with op side up, flex knees and hips, keep ankles together and open and close knees.

In brief: Hip abductors

Hip abductor strengthening exercises are ideal.
One exercise is the crab walk. Tie a theraband in a closed loop, place it around your ankles, bend hips and knees slightly, and walk sideways 10 steps then back again and repeat. Try 3 sets of this a day. Another good exercise are clamshells. Lie with op side up, flex knees and hips, keep ankles together and open and close knees.
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