Dr. O'Connor describes when a woman can engage in sexual intimacy after her hip replacement surgery.
I tell my patients that if once they start feeling comfortable, I say a couple of weeks, if they are, if they are feeling okay. And we, And we go through, and we actually have, we actually have an article that reviews different sex, sex positions in terms of what we would feel is safe and what we would think is a little more risky, and so that can be very helpful for patients. And that’s another subject that, you know, people are a little uncomfortable talking about at times, but it’s such an important one because that’s an important part of life.
About Dr. O'Connor, M.D.:
Dr. Mary O'Connor, M.D., was accepted as a resident in orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, New York in 1985. She joined the orthopedic surgery staff at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida in 1991, and since 2005 has served as department chair. Dr. O'Connor cares for people with hip and knee arthritis, failed joint replacements, and pelvic tumors.