Are There Things You Can Never Do Again After Hip Replacement

After undergoing a hip replacement surgery, there are certain activities and movements that may have limitations or restrictions. However, it is important to note that these limitations can vary from person to person based on the individual’s specific circumstances and the advice of their surgeon or medical team. Some potential restrictions or activities that might be advised against or limited after a hip replacement could include:

1. High-impact sports: Activities such as running, jumping, or participating in contact sports can put excessive strain on the replaced hip joint and may be discouraged.

2. Deep squatting or low-seated positions: Sitting on your knees, crouching in a deep squat, or sitting on low-seated surfaces (like low chairs or toilets) may be challenging or restricted initially. Over time, some flexibility may be regained, allowing for a wider range of motion.

3. Twisting or pivoting on the affected leg: Excessive twisting or quick pivoting movements on the operated leg may lead to dislocation of the replaced joint. Such movements are usually discouraged, especially during the initial recovery period.

4. Lifting or carrying heavy loads: While it is crucial to maintain strength and mobility after a hip replacement, heavy lifting or carrying significant loads immediately after surgery is generally not recommended, as it can put excessive strain on the new joint and impact the healing process.

5. Repetitive high-intensity activities: Engaging in repetitive high-intensity activities, such as long-distance running or intense cycling, may lead to wear and tear of the replaced hip joint over time. It is recommended to consult with the surgical team regarding appropriate exercise and activity choices.

Remember, the limitations mentioned above are not a complete list and may vary depending on individual circumstances, surgical technique, and recommendations from the surgeon. It is imperative to follow the advice of your healthcare provider and engage in regular physical therapy as prescribed to ensure proper healing and long-term success of the hip replacement.

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As one of the nation’s leading innovators in aesthetic surgery of the face, hand, breast and body, and a pioneer of reconstructive surgery and stem cell procedures, Dr. Richard Young is certified by the Board of Plastic Surgery and the Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

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