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Hi gang
6 days after my R THR and all going well. In a month or so I'll need to think about returning to working-from-home and wondered if anyone had tips for seating? I am fortunate to have a semi-decent office chair and a variable-height sit/stand desk. I'm think that something that keeps the pelvis nice and open would be ideal.
Any suggestions?
 

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:welome: Welcome to recovery! Congrats on your new hip. Glad to hear all is going well. As far as chairs, all I have to offer is sturdy, not too low, or not too soft. Others may have more specific ideas.

I‘ll leave our Recovery Guidelines below. I hope your pain is well managed and your recovery smooth. I look forward to following your journey.
A great weekend to you! :)

Hip Recovery: The Guidelines
1. Don’t worry: Your body will heal all by itself. Relax, let it, don't try and hurry it, don’t worry about any symptoms now, they are almost certainly temporary

2. Control discomfort:
rest
ice
take your pain meds by prescription schedule (not when pain starts!)​

3. Do what you want to do BUT
a. If it hurts, don't do it and don't allow anyone - especially a physical therapist - to do it to you
b. If your leg swells more or gets stiffer in the 24 hours after doing it, don't do it again.

4. PT or exercise can be useful BUT take note of these

5. Here is a week-by-week guide

6. Access to these pages on the website

Pain management and the pain chart
Healing: how long does it take?
Chart representation of THR recovery

Dislocation risk and 90 degree rule
Energy drain for THRs
Pain and swelling control: elevation is the key
Post op blues is a reality - be prepared for it
Myth busting: on getting addicted to pain meds
Sleep deprivation is pretty much inevitable - but what causes it?

BIG TIP: Hips actually don't need any exercise to get better. They do a pretty good job of it all on their own if given half a chance. Trouble is, people don't give them a chance and end up with all sorts of aches and pains and sore spots. All they need is the best therapy which is walking and even then not to excess.

We try to keep the forum a positive and safe place for our members to talk about their questions or concerns and to report successes with their joint replacement surgery.

While members may create as many threads as they like in a majority of BoneSmart's forums, we ask the at each member have only one recovery thread. This policy makes it easier to go back and review history before providing advice.
 

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@TrickiDicki I returned to remote work from home 10 days post surgery last time and will be return to work full time next Monday. I work in IT and have ability to take a break every hour/a couple hours so it is manageable for me.
I spent my first 8 weeks on a recliner couch with a lap desk for my laptop/small notebook. Called into zoom, etc, with video on without issues. My back/hip didn't feel comfortable sitting on a regular chair for more than 30 minutes until (I remember) 8-10 weeks post surgery.

Hope it helps.
 
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@TrickiDicki I returned to remote work from home 10 days post surgery last time and will be return to work full time next Monday. I work in IT and have ability to take a break every hour/a couple hours so it is manageable for me.
I spent my first 8 weeks on a recliner couch with a lap desk for my laptop/small notebook. Called into zoom, etc, with video on without issues. My back/hip didn't feel comfortable sitting on a regular chair for more than 30 minutes until (I remember) 8-10 weeks post surgery.

Hope it helps.
Thanks for your experience. I figured it would be a while before the idea of sitting at the workstation on a regular chair would be practical
 

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