Can you lay on your side after hip replacement?

C

Can you lay on your side after hip replacement?

You can sleep on the opposite side of your replacement. Always keep 2 pillows between your legs. Use pillows between legs for 6 weeks or more more. Never cross your legs.

How far should I be walking after hip replacement?

We recommend that you walk two to three times a day for about 20-30 minutes each time. You should get up and walk around the house every 1-2 hours. Eventually you will be able to walk and stand for more than 10 minutes without putting weight on your walker or crutches. Then you can graduate to a cane.

How long after hip replacement can I climb stairs?

Can I go up and down stairs? Yes. Initially, you will lead with your operated leg when coming down. As your muscles get stronger and your motion improves, you will be able to perform stairs in a more normal fashion (usually in about a month).

Can you walk too much after hip replacement surgery?

It is important to gradually increase your out-of-home activity during the first few weeks after surgery. If you do too much activity, your hip may become more swollen and painful.

How soon can I put weight on my hip replacement?

You have not been allowed to put full weight through your operated leg during those first 6 to 8 weeks after your surgery. Once your weight bearing restriction is discontinued, you will be allowed to put weight on your leg. It is important to realize that the muscles in your leg will be weaker.

How long after hip replacement can I walk without crutches?

3 to 6 Weeks After Hip Replacement Surgery You’ll likely be able to walk without a walker or crutches.

Why does my hip replacement hurt so bad?

As an implant loosens, it tends to rub against the bone. And that can cause bone loss, making the joint more difficult to repair. The pain also could be a result of hip flexor tendinitis, also known as psoas tendinitis. Tendinitis is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon.

Can you damage a hip replacement?

Hip replacement complications include blood clots, change in leg length, dislocation, fractures, infection and loosening of the implant. People who have received metal-on-metal hips may also experience metallosis, a form of metal poisoning that causes tissue damage and other serious conditions.

About the author

Add Comment

By Admin

Your sidebar area is currently empty. Hurry up and add some widgets.