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A 53-year-old female asked:

Is it a bad idea to do nanny jobs if youve had 2 hip implants and a knee surgery? im not supposed to run but ive heard of people that cant walk do it

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Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
It depends: It really depends on your functional status. Are you able to walk, kneel or bend down? What are your limitations (they are different for each person). I went back to work a month after a knee replacement surgery, but it depends on how strong and flexible you are. It also depends on the age of the child- what will be necessary? If you need to get in better shape, get some physical therapy.
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Ask your physician: Your orthopedist is the best judge of that. We don't know anything about your medical issues.

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Last updated Dec 31, 2015

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