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THR Skiing after THR

cannygirl

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Hello I am waiting for right THR but no date yet. I love skiing and would like to continue after surgery (when healed!). Is there any advice about this?
 

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We get asked this question very often. In most cases the answer is yes, you can return to skiing. What you will need to be careful about is falling - especially when you first start this activity again. And most important you must be fully healed before attempting skiing again.

Talk to your surgeon about this. They will use an implant most suited for an active lifestyle.
 

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I guess a lot depends on you and what your OS says. I'd say it would put you in jeopardy of screwing up all of the work your surgeon did, just have to decide if it's worth the risk.
 

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Definitely discuss this with your surgeon. Surgeons actually appreciate learning about our goals ... Sharing your goals after surgery establishes your individuality with the surgeon. And you get real feedback.

Most surgeons these days are forbidding less and less. I sense surgeons think that if a particular activity is important to our wellbeing, then engaging in that activity is good for us. I got the surgery with the goal of dancing and running afterwards. My surgeon endorsed both of those goals.
 

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One of our former staff members went back to skiing successfully after having both her knees replaced. She worked as a ski instructor.
She didn't rush back into it, but waited until her knees were completely healed and her muscles were strong again.
 

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All the best and healing mojo coming your way @Anniec19
 

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