As a consequence of pre-exisiting hip disease some people have muscle weakness for some months after their new hip and this can be noticeable as a limp. These exercises can help to strengthen your hip. Hold onto a support if necessary for balance and keep your back straight throughout the exercises. Carry them out 5-10 times three times a day.

•Standing. Lift your operated leg sideways keeping your knee straight and toes forward.

•Standing, lift your operated leg backwards keeping your knee straight and toes forward.

•Standing, bend the knee of your operated up towards your chest until it is level with your hip. 

•Stand on the operated leg for up to 30 seconds, lifting the good leg off the floor. Concentrate on holding the pelvis level.