Hip replacement is a routine and very successful operation. 80,000 hip replacements are carried out each year in England and Wales and the vast majority of people will be very happy with their new hip. Recovery after hip replacement can be enhanced by appropriate hip replacement exercises.
In the first few weeks after hip replacement precautions should be taken to avoid dislocation, but even in this period benefit is gained by simple muscle strengthening exercises. Once this early period is passed exercises should include those which will make walking easier and more efficient.