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After Surgery Care for Total Hip Replacement (Direct Anterior Approach)

After Surgery Care for Total Hip Replacement (Direct Anterior Approach) - Symptoms

After Surgery Care for Total Hip Replacement (Direct Anterior Approach) - How to prevent?

After Surgery Care for Total Hip Replacement (Direct Anterior Approach) - Causes and Risk Factors

After Surgery Care for Total Hip Replacement (Direct Anterior Approach) - Diagnosis

After Surgery Care for Total Hip Replacement (Direct Anterior Approach) - Treatments

After Surgery Care for Total Hip Replacement (Direct Anterior Approach) - Other Information

  • Avoid sitting on low chairs. Choose chairs with arm rests, so that it will be easier to stand up from a sitting position
  • Avoid bending down while standing to pick up items from the floor. Consider moving a chair closer to object, sit on the chair before bending down to pick it up. Alternatively, use a long handled reacher

Transferring into a car

 

  • Choose the front seat if possible
  • When getting in the car, sit by the edge of the car seat first, before swivelling both legs into the seat
  • When getting out, shift both legs out of the car to sit by the edge of the seat.  Hold onto stable fixtures or onto your walking aid before standing up.

On the Day of Discharge

  • You will be given a Patient Education Information pamphlet on how to care for yourself at home.
  • You may receive an implant card if you had metallic implant inserted during your surgery.
  • You would have been assessed by a physiotherapist before returning home. You may or may not need a walking aid. Do not rush to buy a walking aid.
  • An outpatient physiotherapy appointment will be given to you and you will also need an ice pack.  
  • You can call us if any enquires. A hotline number will be given to you.

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