If you have a posterior incision toward the back of your hip on your buttock , precautions must be taken to prevent hip dislocation for the first four weeks after surgery. If you have an anterior incision in the front of your hip near the groin , your precautions are less but you should still be careful. Until then, you need to be very careful about your positioning. Your hip can hurt at first, pain medicines might make you drowsy or uninterested in sex, it might be difficult to get in a comfortable position, and you could be nervous about dislocating your hip.
Surprising Benefit of Hip Replacement: A Better Sex Life
Surprising Benefit of Hip Replacement: A Better Sex Life – Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic
Top of the page. It's common to be afraid to have sex when you have hip pain. But it doesn't have to stop you from having a satisfying sex life. Talk to your partner about which movements are comfortable for you and which aren't. Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor if you are having problems.
For people in need of hip replacement, sex can be extremely painful. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission.
You've had joint replacement surgery, and your healthcare provider has said it's OK to have sex. You may be wondering what positions are safe and comfortable. These positions should be safe after either a hip or a knee replacement. Try to avoid putting too much pressure on your new joint.