It is a temporary measure designed to give new bone a chance to grow around the implant so it will be solid and won't loosen. Your surgeon will take x-rays again at your follow-up appointment and let you know when you are cleared to move more freely. I had my follow-up appointment at 6 weeks post-op; but each surgeon has his/her own protocol.The 90 degree rule isn't permanent is it. I thought it was just at the start. Surely you can bend over later to tie your shoelaces or pick up something you've dropped. When can you tell when you can do what you want without thinking about it.
Of course you are tired! In the first few weeks after surgery, you body is working hard to repair itself from the trauma of surgery. Recovery takes all of your energy, which is why you fatigue so easily. It may seem like you are doing "nothing," but your body's energy stores are busy doing things like making and restoring lost blood, repairing soft tissue damage, and beginning the process of producing the important building blocks to insuring proper bone growth into your new prosthesis.So very tired today..in bed..no energy .feeling a bit blah
I've never heard that restriction. After I was fully recovered, my surgeon cleared me to go back to ALL normal activities -- including practice yoga, which involves lots of bending.my understanding is to permanently avoid bending past 130 degrees even after recovery.
I have had both hips replaced and regularly bend to pick up items. The risk of dislocation is present in the early days of recovery. But once there are bone growth around the implant you should be fine to go about daily activities as normal. Just listen to that hip. It will quickly tell you if it does not want to move a particular way.So my understanding is to permanently avoid bending past 130 degrees even after recovery.