Recovery after hip fracture
After hip fracture surgery, the main muscle groups that support your hip joint will be weaker than usual. This can have a huge impact on your daily life in terms of your walking style, your ability to get in and out of bed and your ability to comfortably move around.
Our aim as physiotherapists is to encourage and help you to strengthen these major muscles, providing better support for your hip joint, allowing you to put more weight through your leg and ultimately improving the way in which you are able to walk and move about.
To do this, you will need to carry out regular and specific exercises which your physiotherapist will have begun with you during your hospital stay. It is hugely important that you continue with these exercises when you are discharged from hospital to ensure that you get the best recovery that you can.
The following videos will help you to complete your exercises daily. Click on the links below and follow along with the exercise programme. We recommend that you aim to complete the exercise video 2 to 3 times a day.
If you reach a stage that you are completing the exercise programme with ease, please repeat the video to increase the repetitions of each exercise and seek further guidance from a physiotherapist to progress towards returning to your normal activities or exercise.
Hip exercise video:
Advanced hip exercise video:
- Please click here for more detailed information on how to complete each exercise.
- You can find further information on your hip injury, surgery and recovery on the National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) leaflet.