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Can I be active after joint replacement surgery?

There is no reason why you can't be active after joint replacement surgery. There are certain exercises that you might be advised to refrain from if you've had a hip or a knee replacement. These include jogging or training for a marathon, which could end up wearing out your prosthesis quicker. Contact sports such as football or soccer are not advised if you have had either a hip or knee replaced. Playing with your children or grandchildren, golfing, skiing, and participating in low-impact and noncontact sports are encouraged.

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