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Can I go back to skiing after a serious joint injury?

After a serious joint injury most people can return to skiing or snowboarding and being active, even after major surgery such as a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair or a knee replacement. Each person responds to a sports injury differently. However, there’s a big misconception that after a serious joint injury, you’ll never be able to return to skiing or snowboarding. That said, it’s important to give yourself plenty of time to heal and recover from the injury. Always consult your doctor before getting back on the slopes.

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