Total Hip Replacement Exercise Guide: After the first follow-up visit
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Caring for your new hip

After surgery there are no limitations in the way you are allowed to move your hip but you should listen to your body and avoid painful movements or positions. For example, if it increases your pain to sit on a low seat, raise the surface up with a cushion or raised toilet seat. In addition, you or another person should not force your hip in any direction.

Do I need a hip cushion, raised toilet seat, shower bench, etc.?

Although not required, your Occupational Therapist may recommend some equipment to help with your daily activities, such as a seat cushion or a raised toilet seat. Many people find this equipment very helpful until they have improved strength, balance and mobility (e.g. if you are very tall or still quite stiff).

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