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Total joint replacement for athletes

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When it comes to total joint replacements, traditional advice is: Don’t exercise too much. Don’t run. The fear is that the joint replacement will come loose or wear out. It’s possible that this advice to limit activities actually increases the number of failures. Our advice is to exercise more than you have in years. Focus on total body muscle building and weight optimization. You can likely return to most sports when you are fit enough to protect your joints.
READ MORE about why staying active and working on your core strength, balance and gait helps extend the life of your artificial joint.

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