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9/7/14 2:14 P

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Even before having my hip replaced I noticed there was a lot of different answers out there as to limits after surgery. What I have found is it depends on your doctor, the type of surgery done. There are a couple of different ways the doctor can go in to take out your hip bone and depending upon which way he/she goes in has a big role on what you can do post op down the road. Then a lot has to do with your doctor, upon his/her previous experience with post op problems with hips. I am 4 months out and am okay to bend past 90 degrees, I don't because I read too many horror stories on-line. As for sitting indian style that is okay too, the only real restriction is do not cross my legs at the knees, never again. Which is okay I never was a leg crosser. What my doc said was pay attention to what my body says, if my hip doesn't like it, it will let me know. If you have a question about your restrictions you should ask your doctor why you have them.

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9/5/14 6:28 P

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I'm sure I bend at the hip 90 degrees. I thought that was only for the 1st year while your hip is still healing. I'm 7 yrs out. I never ran, so that doesn't matter to me. I do walk, which the best exercise for hip replacements. I don't cross my legs indian style when sitting on the floor, although I have caught myself doing it. I agree, check with your doctor what you can and cannot do. I know there are people that continue on with how they were prior to the surgery and do just fine, but there are some that have created issues for themselves, like popping their hip.

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9/5/14 1:17 P

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Things I'm Not allowed to do:
High impact exercise (jumping rope, running, jogging, walking more than 3 miles/day etc.)
Bending hip more than 90 degrees
Gain weight

Things I do:
Whatever doesn't hurt
Bending my hip to 120 degrees
Gain weight (should have paid more attention to this one).

I was told to sleep with a pillow between my knees, which I still do, actually it's quite comfortable once you get used to it.

My only advice is to listen to your healthcare provider and if you're going to modify anything, let them know. They want to make sure that the new joint lasts as long as possible. You need to be functional. There's always a middle ground.


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9/5/14 12:35 P

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I'm curios, what are you not allowed to do anymore? The reason I ask, is because I have found everyone does not seem to have the same precautions that I have.

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