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#231 Can I run after total joint replacement surgery with the BionicRunner

When a runner’s joint wears out, one option is to remove the damaged cartilage and replace the joint through artificial joint surgery. The problem is, artificial joints typically wear out a lot faster than normal joints.

The base assumption is the running will wear out an artificial total joint replacement.

More than 25 years ago an orthopedic surgeon told me that I should stop running.

He said if I didn’t stop running I would have to have an artificial joint replacement. He also said if I ran on that artificial joint I would destroy the joint replacement surgery, ruin the implant and would have to have yet another surgery.

Can I run after total joint replacement surgery?

That’s a great question. Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast we are talking with the Bionic Runner about running after total joint replacement surgery.

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