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Is it usually safe to go snowboarding five months after getting a total hip replacement?

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Dr. Howard Luks
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Each surgeon will allow their patients to go back to different exercises and activities.
Many physicians will allow their patients to ski, in a very casual, controlled manner after a joint replacement. This is a discussion you need to have with your particular surgeon. Prior to returning to any sports... Make sure your legs are very strong and up to task! :-).

In brief: Depends

Each surgeon will allow their patients to go back to different exercises and activities.
Many physicians will allow their patients to ski, in a very casual, controlled manner after a joint replacement. This is a discussion you need to have with your particular surgeon. Prior to returning to any sports... Make sure your legs are very strong and up to task! :-).
Dr. Howard Luks
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Dr. Steven Morgan
General rule of the is if you did the activity before replacement you can do it afterwords when you have recovered
Dr. Susan Jolly
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not Advisable

Although snowboarding is less "hip concerning" than skiing, it is still very concerning to consider snowboarding merely 5 months after total hip replacement.
It would be better to wait until the next season. Also, it is advisable to talk with your surgeon before making this decision.

In brief: Not Advisable

Although snowboarding is less "hip concerning" than skiing, it is still very concerning to consider snowboarding merely 5 months after total hip replacement.
It would be better to wait until the next season. Also, it is advisable to talk with your surgeon before making this decision.
Dr. Susan Jolly
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Dr. David Fisher
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

If you were a competent snowboarder before a total hip replacement, you should be able to return to that activity by 5 months afterward.
You should stay within your limits and not be too aggressive to prevent a catastrophic fall.

In brief: Yes

If you were a competent snowboarder before a total hip replacement, you should be able to return to that activity by 5 months afterward.
You should stay within your limits and not be too aggressive to prevent a catastrophic fall.
Dr. David Fisher
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