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Hip Safety: Sitting
Learn the right moves to protect your new hip. Follow your "hip precautions" and the instructions below.
To protect your new hip, you must sit with your knees lower than or level with your hips. To do this, sit in chairs with high seats. Placing a firm pillow on the seat of a chair can help raise it.
Your new hip has a limited range of motion. Always sit with your knees lower than or level with your hips.
A natural hip allows you to sit with your knees higher than your hips
To Sit Down
Back up until you feel the chair touching you.
Reach for the armrests. Keep your operated leg slightly out in front. Lower yourself without leaning forward.
Sit, then lean back in the chair. Keep your hips higher than your knees. To stand up, reverse these steps.