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I am a runner and awaiting a hip replacement. I hope to run after recovery. Is it possible

By Anonymous December 13, 2016 - 2:00am
 
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to our community with your question.
That question, if running is possible following recovery, is best answered by your orthopedic surgeon. Your surgeon knows your age, extent of damage requiring a hip replacement, type of surgery planned and your postoperative prognosis.

With normal use and activity, the material between the head and the socket of every hip replacement implant begins to wear. Excessive activity or being overweight may speed up this normal wear and cause the hip replacement to loosen and become painful. Therefore, most surgeons advise against high-impact activities such as running, jogging, jumping, or other high-impact sports.

Realistic activities following total hip replacement include unlimited walking, swimming, golf, driving, hiking, biking, dancing, and other low-impact sports.

Wishing you a successful surgery and full recovery,
Maryann

December 13, 2016 - 9:03am
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