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If you are walking using an aid, move the walking aid forward, then the affected leg and finally the unaffected leg.When turning, avoid pivoting or twisting on affected leg instead consciously lift and place the foot.If you have any queries regarding your aid please get in touch using the contact information provided.3.  Standing upright holding the back of a chair. Lift leg out to side slowly and back in keeping upright posture.Hospital address and contact numberPhysiotherapy Department3rd Floor, East WingUniversity HospitalClifford Bridge RoadCoventry CV2 2DXDirect Line: 024 -7696-6013Internal Ext.: 23541EmailIf you know the person’s name that you wish to contact, use the format [email protected] Alternatively email the Trust via [email protected] InformationFor further queries please visit our website at: www.uhcw.nhs.ukInterpretation and translation services are available and can be accessed by contacting Internal Ext.: 23541. This hospital operates a no smoking policy.3. Strength Exercises: Help speed up recovery by strengthening around the hip.i) Push back of knee into the bed, holding for 3-4 seconds and repeat 10-15 times.ii) Squeeze buttock muscles together, holding for 3-4 seconds and repeat 10-15 timesThese exercises prevent stiffness and pain in the operated leg.The following exercises are carried out in a safe environment and should be continued until the ‘new’ hip is as flexible and strong as the other.1. Lying on back with a towel/sliding board under foot, bend and straighten hip and knee by sliding foot up and down. 2. Standing upright holding the back of a chair. Keep knee straight, lift leg backwards slowly and back in keeping upright posture.2. Prevent bending operated hip past 90°.Avoid lifting knees above hips or leaning too far forward when seated.  3. Prevent twisting operated leg in/out.Keep toes/kneecap pointed forward during walking.  4. Prevent rolling/ lying on either side.Lie on your back with pillow between legs. Your physiotherapist will visit before surgery to prescribe and explain exercises to be carried out within the first 72 hours following surgery. 1. Deep Breathing:  To prevent the risk of chest infections. 2. Ankle Exercises: Move ankle in all directions to prevent blood clot formation.This leaflet is designed to provide a basic understanding of your total hip replacement and a guide to recovering. It is important you understand the advantages but also the possible problems you will incur as a result of your surgeryThe hip joint is a ball and socket joint.The ball (femoral head) is the top part of the thighbone.The socket (acetabulum) is “cup-shaped” and part of the pelvis. A total hip replacement involves surgical removal of diseased cartilage and bone of the hip joint. These components are replaced with a metalic/ceramic ball and stem and an artificial plastic/ceramic cup socket. Certain precautions are necessary to prevent dislocation (ball slipping out of socket) post-surgery.There are four basic movements which must be avoided for 12 weeks after the operation.1. Do not cross your legs.Hold operated leg out to side away from body’s midline