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Post-Hip Replacement: Heel Slides, Abduction, Adduction

The following exercises can be done in bed. Some help improve blood flow. Others help build strength. Your physical therapist (PT) may give you special instructions. Otherwise, repeat each exercise 10 times. Do them at least 2 times each day.

Leg from knee down showing heel slides.
Heel Slides

  • Keep the heel of your operated leg on the bed. Then slide the heel toward your buttocks as far as you comfortably can.

  • Hold for 5 seconds. Then slide your heel back.

Legs from waist down showing abduction/adduction.
Abduction/Adduction

  • Start with your feet slightly apart. Keeping your knee and foot pointing toward the ceiling, slowly slide your operated leg out to the side.

  • Slide your leg back to its starting position without crossing the midline of your body.

Online Medical Reviewer: Bellendir, Trina, MSPT, CLT
Online Medical Reviewer: Image reviewed by StayWell medical illustration team.
Online Medical Reviewer: newMentor board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Last Review Date: 7/28/2013
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