Can You Play Sports After Hip Resurfacing

Yes, many individuals are able to resume physical activities and sports after undergoing hip resurfacing surgery. However, the timing and ability to participate may vary depending on individual factors such as the success of the surgery, the healing process, and the recommendations of the surgeon and physical therapist.

It is important to consult with your orthopedic surgeon and physical therapist to determine when it is safe and appropriate to return to sports or physical activities. They will assess your progress, range of motion, strength, and overall recovery before giving you the green light.

Generally, low-impact activities such as swimming, cycling, and hiking are encouraged as they are gentle on the hip joint. As you regain strength, you may be able to participate in higher-impact activities like jogging, tennis, golf, and other sports. However, contact sports and activities involving repetitive twisting or high impact on the hip joint may be discouraged to avoid placing excessive stress on the new joint.

Each case is unique, so it is important to follow the guidance of your healthcare team to ensure a successful recovery and a safe return to sports.

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