Following anterior approach hip replacement surgery, I typically do not prescribe formal physical therapy. Instead, we have an app on the phone or your mobile device that demonstrates videos of physical therapists doing exercises at home. This is utilized instead of formal therapy, especially in the early period as unlike the knee replacements, hip replacements, we really want to focus more on just getting up and walking either with the walker or on their own without assisted devices. Many patients then choose never to attend formal physical therapy and will instead continue their home exercise program.
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