Ongoing stretching exercises
Edwin P. Su, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery
Specializing in Joint Reconstruction
Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty Post Op Exercises
Supine Bridging - Lying on
your back with knees bent,
tighten abdominals and raise
hips off table. Hold for 2-3 seconds.
Static Hip Flexor Stretch -
Place 1-2 pillows under hips.
Hold for 10-15 minutes while
Hip Abduction Isometrics - Lying
flat on your back with a Theraband
wrapped around ankles, contract
your quadriceps and tighten
against the band pushing out.
Hold for 10 seconds.
Hip Adduction Isometrics - Lying
flat on your back, place a ball
or pillow at your ankles. Contract your
quadriceps and squeeze the ball.
Hold for 10 seconds.
Isometric ER - Lying on your
back, put Theraband at top of
feet. Contract your quadriceps
and rotate feet outwards.
Hold position for 10 seconds.
Short Arc Quadriceps - Lying
on your tighten your abdominals,
and straighten your Leg.
Hold for 2-3 seconds.
Hip Flexor Stretch with Stool
Place involved knee on stool
keeping hips parallel to table,
then slide stool back until you
feel a strong stretch in the front
of your hip. Hold for 30 seconds.
|Quadruped Rocking - Start on hands and knees and bring buttocks toward heels to increase hip motion. Progress leaning forward with chest toward surface. Progress range without any pain and minimal discomfort. Hold end range position for 30 seconds.|
|Stool rotations - Place involved knee on stool. Rotate leg outward and hold for 10 seconds. Then rotate leg inward and hold for 10 seconds. Keep hips facing forward so rotation comes from the surgical hip. Progress range without any pain and minimal discomfort.|
|External Rotation with FABER - Lying on back bring involved leg into figure four position with ankle resting above opposite knee. Gently lower bent knee towards the table. Start by resting ankle on inside of leg (picture 1), if this is to easy, progress by resting ankle on shin (picture 2). Continue to progress exercises as shown in picture 3. Progress range without any pain and minimal discomfort. Hold position for 30 seconds.|
|External Rotation with FABER in Sitting: - Progression from above. Begin sitting in a chair and bring involved leg towards other shin with ankles crossed (picture 1). Gently push leg outward, and if this is to easy, progress by resting involved leg into figure four position with ankle resting above opposite knee (picture 2). Progress range without any pain and minimal discomfort. Hold position for 30 seconds.|
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.
- Benjamin Gelfand, PT, SCS
- Stash Rutkowski, PT
- Jeremy Crow, PT, DPT, CSCS