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Josephine

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First thing: don't automatically assume your surgeon will impose this rule because a lot don't!
Very few do this in the UK, for instance though I have observed it to be more common in the US.
But the dislocation factor associated with this is a RISK, not an inevitability so do not get too anxious, obsessive, scared about it.

Also don't be scared off if people tell you this restriction is for life! For one thing, there are lots of surgeons who don't impose this 90 degree restriction rule at all and of those who do, by far the majority only require them for a few weeks, 6 being the most popular. And the dislocation events in these patients are not more or less than others.

Anyway, since they say a picture is worth a thousand words, here's some useful Youtubes on various things that make up our activities of daily living!

Getting into and out of a car


Getting into and out of bed


How to roll in bed


Getting into and out of a bath

 

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