When can I begin exercising normally again after my hip osteotomy?
The recovery process varies from person to person. Generally, the timeline for exercise can be longer for an osteotomy when compared to other procedures such as hip resurfacing or hip arthroscopy.
Lower-impact activities like riding a static bike may be resumed after 10 or 12 weeks.
For high-impact exercises (such as jogging), you will need to build up to these very gradually to ease your hip joint into the new movement and prevent any injury or damage. You should be able to fully resume high-impact activities at around 5 months. However, be aware this may take longer depending on how you heal.
While returning to your usual exercise routine is a focus, your surgeon or physiotherapist may advise you to avoid certain activities altogether depending on the condition of your hip.
It may take at least 6 months for you to return to some impact sports.
The advice for returning to sexual activity varies, so make sure you ask your surgeon about this.
Published: Thursday, 14 November 2019