What exercises can you do after having a hip replacement?


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According to WebMD, the surgeon's use of cement or cementless methods during hip replacement surgery determine what type of exercise the patient can perform after surgery. The use of a walker, cane or crutches to walk is common after surgery.

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WebMD states that the use of cement methods during hip replacement surgery determines the amount of weight a person can put on their leg. Physical therapy is part of increasing the types of exercise a person is able to perform after having hip replacement surgery. A walker, cane or crutches may be needed for weeks after the surgery, according to WebMD.

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