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Hip Surgery: Movement after the Surgery

Unfortunately, movement after a hip replacement surgery will never be as good as original hip movement, but with proper physical therapy and care after surgery, most patients can gain enough strength to easily take part in day-to-day activities.

Patients, however, will have to modify their behaviors and avoid a variety of tasks, including repetitive heavy lifting, excessive stair climbing, high-impact exercise like skiing and jogging, quick-start motions, twisting motions, kneeling, and sitting on low surfaces and chairs.

Patients may experience some slight squeaking sounds or grinding in the beginning of recovery, but that should diminish over time. If it doesn’t, it could be a warning sign that something is wrong with your prosthesis, in which case you should contact your doctor and a hip replacement attorney.

However, not all activities are ruled out. It is necessary for hip implant recipients to maintain proper body weight and stay in good physical condition though physician-approved exercises and activities.

With appropriate cautions and normal use artificial hip joints return excellent performance and give the recipient relief from pain while returning them to a normal level of activity in their lives. An initial hip replacement should last 15-25 years, with slight yearly decreases for each replacement surgery.