What precautions should I follow after anterior hip surgery?

Your doctor will tell you what precautions are appropriate for your case before you are discharged.

Generally, the precautionary period lasts approximately 3 months. Each patient recovers at an individual pace and is able to gradually return to the normal activities they performed before the surgery. There are some positions you should avoid because they increase the chance of hip dislocation, such as crossed legs, deep flexion, or internal rotation. Other precautions might include sleeping with a pillow between the legs or getting an elevated seat for your toilet. After the recovery is complete, you can turn back to the life you used to have before the surgery, sports activities included.

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