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SPORTS & KNEE PROTHESIS


According to comorbidity, age, range of motion and stability, sports activities are possible, waiting 3 to 6 months after a TKA is the current recommended waiting time for return to sporting.


- all sports with shocks, contacts and risk of falls are forbidden : waterskiing, football, baseball, basketball, hockey, handball, karate, soccer, and racquetball


- Running, jogging is also contraindicated because of repeated constraints that increase wear and possibilities of early bone/implant loosening.


- Golf, cycling, swimming, walking,sailing, bowling, scuba are freely authorized.


- speed walking, hiking,dancing, rowing, low-impact aerobics, alpine skiing, softball, volleyball, Tennis are possible (not in competitive way - specialy on soft surface)


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GOLF
SWIMING
CYCLING
BOWLING
SAILING
DIVING
SKATING
TENNIS
AEROBIC - GYM TONIC
VOLLEY BALL
MONTAIN WALK
JOGGING
HANDBALL
BASKETBALL
RUGBY
SOCCER
AMERICAN FOOTBALL
SKI
SQUASH
JUDO-KARATE

Anyway, it is possible to live without doing any sport; in that case exercices as walking are the best way to maintain muscle tonicity and good health.


NB : Overuse leads to Polyethylene wear, loosening, breakage of components, bone fracture round the implant, or dislocation.


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Last updated : 9/12/2007

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