Is it possible to kneel down after a hip replacement surgery?
You will be able to kneel as soon as you feel comfortable doing so. It’s important however to try avoiding this position if you feel it puts too much strain on your leg.
After hip replacement surgery, some movements will make you feel uncomfortable, kneeling is one of them. Typically, you should avoid this position for approximately 3 months until the precautionary period finishes. Then, you should feel comfortable kneeling. When doing so, you should kneel on one leg only, which is located on the operated side. This choice will allow the operated hip to remain extended while the other one bends.
After total hip replacement, the precautionary period may extend up to 6 months.
Essentially, each patient may resume some movements based on how soon they start healing. The recovery process differs according to the patient’s age and health level.