The day when a hip replacement is done, that day itself, other joint movements should be started as early as possible. First, non-weight-bearing physiotherapy should be done, followed by partial and full weight-bearing exercises.
Non-weight bearing movements should be done for 1 to 2 weeks. Active movements should be performed while sitting on the bed.
Partial weight-bearing movements should be done with support at and around the bed. It should be done for 3 to 4 weeks.
Full weight-bearing movements should be started at five weeks. It should be initiated with walking around the room.
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