After your surgery, you’ll be encouraged to stand and walk with assistance as much as you can tolerate. However, in order to protect your new joint as it heals, there are some positions you should try to avoid such as crossing your legs, bending forward at the hip, and rotating your leg inward. Everyone’s recovery is different. It can be difficult, but the key is to stay positive and focused. If you need help, your care team is here for you.