Physical therapist: I'm a little confused about the activity restrictions for [your patient who just had a hip revision.] Can you please clarify?
Me: Yeah. Dr. J wanted her on anterior and posterior hip precautions. And no hip abduction.
PT: So...no active motion? Because with those precautions she can't internally rotate, she can't externally rotate, she can't flex, she can't extend, she can't abduct, and she can't adduct.
Me: Yeah, and she needs to wear a knee immobilizer brace at all times as well.
Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease.