Osteoporosis

Updated 24 June 2013

Home from hospital?

You – or a family member – is home from hospital after a hip replacement. Here's how to take care of those fragile hips during the next few weeks.

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You – or a family member – is home from hospital after a hip replacement. Here's how to take care of those fragile hips during the next few weeks.

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Take things slowly, increasing your activities gradually; use crutches or a walker to move around; make a point of lying down for a few minutes once or twice during the day (if your legs or feet are swollen, put your feet up onto a pillow); improve the circulation in your legs by "pumping" your feet up and down for a few minutes, two or three times per day, while lying down; sleep on your back, with pillows in between your legs; sit only in high, firm chairs and don't lean forward while sitting in a chair or on the loo.


Visit our Osteoporosis Condition Centre or consult our Healthy Bones Expert.

 

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