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Health Tip: Adapting After Hip Replacement
What to do, not do

By Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- If you're among the millions of people who have had hip replacement surgery, there are some do's and don'ts until you fully recover.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggests:

  • For at least six weeks, don't sit with your legs crossed. Keep the legs in a forward-facing position
  • Don't raise your knee higher than your hip. Sit with the leg in front of you.
  • While seated, don't lean forward or stretch to get something off the floor. Kneel down on the knee that's on the side that was operated on.
  • While bending down, don't turn your feet to an extreme inward or outward position. Also, don't bend at the waist more than 90 degrees.
  • While in bed, don't reach to grab the blankets.
  • Manage pain by applying an ice pack wrapped in a towel.
  • Apply heat for about 20 minutes before exercise. If exercising is painful, reduce the length of your session, but don't stop altogether.

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