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Discussion: Running is possible

in: billa; billa > 2017-10-27

Oct 31, 2017 11:26 PM # 
I have an old friend that had both hips replaced a year ago (or more?) and he´s easily beating me in orienteering.

The softer ground and constant adjustment of movement in the terrain I would say is much better for a replaced body part (knee/hip) than the monotonous beating when running on hard ground. I think the latter is what doctors have in mind when they say 'no running'.
Nov 1, 2017 9:20 PM # 
Yes Lief, my surgeon is being very conservative in his assessment of running. He is also considering my age, although my bone density is fine.
I am going to wait for the spring and a full recovery before I consider runnng, and only on soft surfaces,
The new hip does not have any cushening properties like my old cartellege-based one. So there is more impact directly on the prosthesis parts and bone. A strong surrounding muscle group can compensate somewhat for that.
So I will test it all out in April and review my progress with my medical team.
Nov 1, 2017 11:13 PM # 
Good luck with your rehab!

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