Can someone play sports following a hip replacement?

This depends... On what sport you are looking to participate in. Higher impact sports that involve a lot of impact and stopping and starting are probably not a good idea. Few professional athletes have attempted such a return with limited success. Low impact activities should not be a problem, but you should discuss what your limitations are with your joint replacement surgeon.

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Does a hip replacement permanently disable you from any sports?

NO. Many patients do many types of sports activities after hip replacement. What is frowned upon is pounding type activities such as tennis or jogging. Doubles is often ok. Golf, biking, hiking, etc are also good. Some people return to skiing(!). Read more...