Follow all surgeon instructions
Keep wound clean and dry
Notify surgeon of any physical changes, including excess pain and swelling
Fully participate in physical therapy and/or any exercises that your surgeon prescribes
Have regular checkups with your orthopedic surgeon
How much exercise is too much?
Strengthening exercises are important. If you notice increased joint swelling, decreased joint movement, or continuous pain following exercise, you should notify your surgeon and/or physical therapist. Muscle soreness is expected following exercise.
What are the restrictions on exercise or movement with my new hip?
During the first three months:
Do not cross legs or ankles when sitting, standing, or lying down
Keep knees below hips at all times
Do not bend your hips more than a 90-degree angle.
Is there any special long-term care with my new hip?
Annual visits with your orthopedic physician
Antibiotic therapy prior to any dental work or surgery
Healthy lifestyle, including proper diet and exercise
Avoid high-impact activities
The life of any implant will depend on your weight, age, activity level, and other factors. For more information on risks, warnings, and possible adverse effects, see the Patient Risk Information section found within Biomet.com.