Precautions in Traditional Hip Replacement Surgery

A number of important precautions in traditional hip surgery will help prevent your new hip joint from dislocation (or popping out of place) while it heals. Your doctors will give you specific instructions, but here are a few of the most common precautions.

Precautions in Traditional vs. Anterior Approach for Hip Replacement Surgery.

In traditional hip replacement surgery the following precautions are recommended:

  • Do not cross legs.
  • Do not turn feet excessively inward or outward.
  • Do not bend hip more than a right angle.

Direct anterior approach hip replacement surgery the following are possible:

  • May potentially avoid restrictions associated with traditional hip replacement surgery.
  • Under doctor’s supervision the patient may be immediately allowed to move their hips.

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