The do's and don't's of after hip replacement surgery
Hello everyone. My surgery is due on 18 September and I'm beginning to panic! I've been online and read a lot of conflicting advice and to be honest it scares me. They say not to bend beyond 90 degrees, but can I lift the operated on leg to get into the bath/shower? How do I manage socks, knickers and tying trainer laces? I have to wear trainers with orthotics at the moment because of a combination of Plantar Fasciitis/Tibial tendonitis/arthritis in my "good" leg. Is it ok to place my cat's feeding bowl on the floor? How soon will I be able to manage going upstairs? I'm planning to have a single bed downstairs but apart from a cloakroom, washing facilities are all upstairs. Will I be able to sit on my comfortable leather sofa or will it have to be in a more upright chair? I normally use a footstool the same height of the sofa, but not sure if that is bad for the hip.
I could go on, but you get the message. Any tips would be great and any re-assurance that I will eventually be able to run, jump, squat and kneel, would help a lot!
Thank you so much.
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