Dr. Christensen describes when a woman can engage in sexual activities after having her hip replaced.
At six weeks after surgery, in a standard missionary position with the woman beneath the man, I think it’s safe to return to gentle, cautious sexual intimacy. I think that other positions can begin to be explored at three months after a higher level of soft tissue healing has occurred. I think that during all these, I think that following hip replacement, patients need to be cautious and be cognizant of the hip precautions outlined by their physicians and try to be careful not to exceed those during the course of intimacy.
About Dr. Christensen, M.D.:
Dr. Christian Christensen, M.D., is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is orthopedic surgeon at Lexington Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky. He specializes in complex revision and primary hip and knee replacements, minimally invasive joint replacements, joint replacement alternatives, and accelerated rehabilitation following joint replacement.
Visit Dr. Christensen at the Lexington Clinic Orthopedics-Sport Medicine Center