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Activities of daily living

After surgery, several of your daily activities may need to be modified to allow you to maintain your hip precautions. Your Occupational Therapist can teach you new ways to do these activities to make them safe for your hip and as easy as possible.

There are several assistive devices available to make dressing and performing daily tasks easier after a total hip replacement surgery. They may be sold individually or bundled together in a “hip kit.” The Health Education Department at your local Kaiser Permanente may have these available for purchase.

The most common activities you will need to modify are getting dressed, cleaning yourself after using the toilet, and bathing. Here are some strategies you can use to start performing these tasks safely.