1. Car Transfer :
    • Getting into a car :
      • Be sure the passenger seat is pushed all the way back.
      • Recline the seat back as far as possible.
      • With your walker in front of you, slowly back up to the car seat.
      • Sit on the car seat.
      • Swing your legs into the car.
      • When traveling make frequent stops and get out & walk around.
    • Getting out of car :
      • Push the seat all the way back.
      • Recline the seat all the way back.
      • Lift your legs out. Place the walker up in front of you & stand up on the unaffected leg or leg which is having less pain.
  2. Climbing up stairs :
    • Climbing up stairs
      • Use a hand rail ( if available ) to climb stairs.
      • Lead with your non-operated leg or less painful leg, then operated leg and finally your crutches or cane.
      • A family member should stay one step below helping you to climb stairs.
    • Going down stairs
      • Use a hand rail ( if available ) to go down stairs.
      • Lead with your crutch or cane, then your operated leg and finally non- operated or less painful leg.
      • A family member should stay one step below, helping you to go down stairs.
      • Going Down Stairs

  3. Chair transfer :
    • Back up to the chair until you feel both legs touching the chair.
    • Slide your operated leg out in front of you, place one hand on the armrest.
    • Lower your self slowly, keeping your operated leg straight out.
    • When getting up, scoot your operated leg out in front of you until you can stand on it comfortably.
    • Push up using the armrests, keeping your operated leg out in front of you.
  4. Bed transfer
    • Getting up
      • Pivot on your hips using your elbows to help. Keep your body straight with your operated leg kept to the side. Do not twist your legs.
      • Move your unoperated leg around & sit on the edge of the bed keeping your operated leg straight. Hold on to your walker for support and stand.
    • Getting Back in Bed
      • Stand near the bed with your back to it.
      • Lower your body until you are sitting on the edge of the bed with your operated leg straight out in front of you.
      • Swivel on your bottom & lift your unoperated leg into the bed first, followed by your operated one.
    Bed transfer
  5. Toilet


    • Put one hand on the wall, wash basin handrail for support.
    • Keep operated leg straight in front of you. Reach down to put your other hand on to the toilet seat.
    • Lower yourself onto the seat.
    • To stand from the toilet, reverse this procedure.
  6. Walking
    • A physiotherapist will help you to walk a short distance with walker.
    • After couple of days, you may be able to progress to walking with a walker independently.


Precautions to be taken after Hip Replacement

  1. Don’t cross your legs.
  2. Don’t sit on a low chair. Height of your Hip joint should always be higher than height (level) of your knee joint.
  3. Don’t sit with legs crossed.
  4. Don’t sit on the floor
  5. Don’t use Indian style toilet, use commode
  6. Avoid twisting & bending forwards.