What activities should I expect to resume after hip replacement?

Dr. Ryan Bauman discusses the activities one may resume after hip replacement surgery. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


It’s important to exercise after hip replacement surgery to reduce pain and stiffness and build muscle strength, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsOff Site Icon. Patients should begin with light exercise before working their way up to day-to-day activities, according to the AAOS.

Your doctor will decide when you should begin more strenuous activity, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon. According to the NIH, some strengthening activities your doctor may eventually recommend include:

  • Bicycling
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Swimming
  • Walking

For more information about activity following hip replacement surgery, talk to your doctor.

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