Yes” but there’s also a “but” to it. The “but” is, it depends on the type of surgery you’ve had, the technique, device used, and your surgeon. We suggest that you check with your surgeon on the guidelines they suggested for you when it relates to things you can and can’t do.
There are general guidelines that one should follow before engaging in an exercise program after they have had hip replacement surgery.
Do Not have the Knee Past 90 Degrees.- You don’t want the knee past the hip. You’re not very often in this movement or position; however, be conscious and avoid going beyond 90 degrees when bending the knee towards your hip.
Do Not Cross your Legs past the Mid-line of your body - Avoid crossing your legs whether sitting or standing. This is a position that puts a lot of stress on that total hip replacement. Another example is if you sit down and cross the leg over, that also puts a lot of stress on that hip replacement.
Do Not Rotate the Thigh or Leg In and Out.- That’s another movement that puts a lot of stress on the total hip replacement. Another example that you might do is another leg crossing bringing the knee out. Now we’re really focusing on the rotation of the hip which we want to avoid.
Do Not Put All of Your Weight on the Leg. - If you have a total hip replacement on the left hip, do not put all of your weight on that leg. Another example would be kneeling, as it puts all of your weight on that knee and that’s what we want to prevent.