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Having a Hip Replacement

Exercises to help you recover – Phase 2 exercises

Your surgeon or physical therapist will let you know when to start these exercises.

Exercise is important after surgery. It helps:

  • your new hip get stronger and more flexible
  • prevent blood clots
  • you get back to your normal everyday activities sooner

The exercises may feel uncomfortable at first, but it’s important that you keep doing them.

Your healthcare team may suggest you add some or all of the exercises below to the ones you were doing before surgery.

Your healthcare team will tell you how often to do the exercises, how many times to repeat each one, and how much force or pressure you can put on your new hip.

  • Do the exercises on both legs. This will keep both of your legs strong and flexible.
  • Do the exercises slowly and with control.
  • Don’t force your new hip into a position that causes you pain or discomfort.

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