CHI Health produced these videos which areare intended to help prepare you for hip-replacement surgery. They provide information about exercises that will to help get you to ready prepare for surgery, to prepare organize your home, know what to bring to the hospital, understand what the surgery entails, and provide how self-care for yourself after the surgery.

They are not intended to take the place of the class. You will benefit greatly, and have a better surgical outcome, by attending the class. Feel free to bookmark this page and watch them anytime, especially if you need to refresh your memory about how do to perform a particular exercise.

Hip Videos


Chapter 1
Chapter 1 
How to Use Your Book

  • Introduction
  • The Notebook
  • Your Home Evaluation Form

Chapter 2
Chapter 2 
The Team

  • While You Are on theJoint Replacement Unit
  • Sleep
  • Get Dressed
  • Group Therapy
  • Clothing & Shoe Choices

Chapter 3
Chapter 3
Hip Physiology

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Hip
  • How the Surgery is Performed

Chapter 4
Chapter 4
Before Surgery

  • Preparing Your Home
  • Climbing Stairs Using a Cane, Crutches, or Walker
  • Entering and Exiting a Vehicle
  • Bathing
  • Preparing your Skin for Surgery
  • Medications
  • On the Day of Surgery

Chapter 5
Chapter 5
Hip Precautions

  • Procedure Types
  • 3-month Time Period
  • Chair Choice
  • Maintain 90-degree Angle
  • Getting out of a Chair
  • Do not Twist
  • Do not Bend Past 90 Degees
  • Do not Cross Your Legs

Chapter 6
Chapter 6

  • Length of the procedure & recovery
  • Anesthesia

Chapter 7
Chapter 7
After Surgery

  • Oxygen Monitoring, IVs, etc.
  • Physical Therapy
  • Assistance
  • Medications
  • Pain Management
  • Preventing Blood Clots
  • Preventing Nausea and Constipation
  • Washing and Dressing

Chapter 8
Chapter 8
Discharge Instructions

  • Prescriptions
  • Travel
  • Bruising & Swelling

Chapter 9
Chapter 9

  • Pre-operative exercises
  • Quadriceps
  • Short Arc Quad
  • Hip Abduction
  • Heel Slide
  • Adductor Squeeze
  • Long Arch Quad
  • Stretch
  • Sitting Hamstring Stretch
  • Supine Heel Prop
  • Arm Exercises

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