Introduction by Patricia Walter:
Occasionally people have hip device failures due to pushing too hard right after surgery or doing hard impact sports or activities too soon. There are stories of people with hip resurfacings that required revisions to THRs. Dr. Broder, a hip resurfacing patient and radiologist, explains why patients should be conservative during their post op recoveries. Most surgeons want patients to wait until at least 6 months to return to normal sports and one year to high impact sports like running. Using common sense, listening to your surgeon’s protocols and giving your body time to heal is always the best approach to returning to a normal activity level.
Dr. Broder explains:
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