To do a Hip Abduction, lie on your side with your injured leg on top and the bottom leg bent to provide support.
Straighten your top leg and slowly raise it to 45 degrees. Keep your knee straight, but not locked. Do not turn your leg in an effort to raise it higher. The outside of your thigh should be lifted toward the ceiling.
Hold the position for five seconds, and slowly lower your leg and relax for two seconds.
Repeat eight times on both sides.