Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.
Explore health content from A to Z.
I need information about...
Your new hip needs extra care while it heals. Follow your “hip precautions” to help you avoid injuring it. Use the tips on this sheet to help keep your new hip safe while sleeping. Be sure to follow any guidelines from your healthcare provider.
Find a position that keeps your hip safe and comfortable.
Use pillows between your legs to keep your hip in a safe position.
Follow your healthcare provider’s instructions about which side to sleep on.
Keep the angle at your hip greater than 90°. (Don’t move your knees and chest too far toward each other.)
Do not cross your legs or ankles or let your operated thigh cross the middle of your body.
Do not turn your operated hip or knee inward.
Copyright © 2017 Baylor Scott & White Health. All Rights Reserved. |
3500 Gaston Ave., Dallas, TX 75246-2017 | 1.800.4BAYLOR