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What Movement Restrictions are There After Hip Replacement?

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What Movement Restrictions are There After Hip Replacement?

 Hip replacement surgery is a frequent surgical procedure completed in hospitals and outpatient clinics. But because this surgery has become so commonplace, patients are often sent home the same day as the surgery. However, this leads to issues surrounding good self-care practices and questions about movement restrictions after hip replacement surgery.

What can’t I do after surgery?

Hip replacement surgery affects the ball and socket portion of the hip, and limiting movement allows the hip to heal properly. These restrictions in movement keep the complicatins, such as displacement of the hip prosthesis, to a minimum. Even with this restriction of movement, complications can occur. But limiting your movements after surgery goes a long way toward avoiding as many of these complications as possible.

Healing of the hip prosthesis can take a period of 4 to 12 weeks, with each individual healing on their own timeline. But limitations in your movements usually last for 4 to 6 weeks. Please follow your surgeon’s instructions as they may differ in your case. Here is a list of movements you should avoid after your 

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    Hip Replacement

    During hip replacement, a surgeon removes the damaged sections of the hip joint and replaces them with parts usually constructed of metal, ceramic and very hard plastic. This artificial joint (prosthesis) helps reduce pain and improve function.

    Also called total hip arthroplasty, hip replacement surgery might be an option if hip pain interferes with daily activities and nonsurgical treatments haven't helped or are no longer effective. Arthritis damage is the most common reason to need hip replacement.

    Why it's done

    Conditions that can damage the hip joint, sometimes making hip replacement surgery necessary, include:

    Rotator cuff injuries and exercises

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    How to prevent rotator cuff injuries

    The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint that connects the upper arm bone to the shoulder blade. Four muscles attach to the bones of the shoulder joint, and these form the rotator cuff. Performing certain rotator cuff exercises can help prevent injury to this part of the body.

    The rotator cuff has many functions. The muscles do the following:

    • · center the upper arm bone in the socket of the shoulder joint and hold it there
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