Your new hip has a limited safe range
of motion. This means it can’t bend and turn as much as a natural hip. So you’ll need
move differently now than you did before surgery. This will help prevent your new
popping out of place (dislocating). Precautions may vary depending on the surgical
technique, your surgeon's preferences, and your specific needs. Ask your surgeon if
measures apply to you.
To protect your new hip, you must sit with your knees lower than or level with your
hips. To do this, sit in chairs with high seats. Placing a firm pillow on the seat
of a chair can also help.
You must protect your new hip by
following precautions such as avoiding certain positions and movements. This will
heal and help keep it from dislocating. You may also be told to limit how much weight
you put on your operated leg. You will learn how to follow precautions when lying,
Internal rotation precaution