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What can I do at home after hip replacement surgery?

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Simple steps can make your life easier at home with a new hip joint:

  • Keep stair climbing to a minimum. Plan ahead so you need to go up and down only 1 or 2 times a day.
  • Sit in a firm, straight-back chair instead of recliners.
  • Take away throw rugs and clutter on the floor to prevent falls.
  • Use an elevated toilet seat.
  • Keep enthusiastic pets away until you have healed fully.
  • Ask your doctor if it’s safe to resume driving, sex, and exercise.

SOURCE:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 05, 2018

SOURCE:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 05, 2018

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