16 September, 2015
If you wear a knee or hip prosthesis it does not mean that you can no longer exercise regularly. You only have to choose a sport that does not increase the wear of these joints and that involves a low joint impact.
Low impact sports such as swimming, cycling, badminton, petanque, walking, etc., practiced recreation are the most advised for people with prosthetics
Nowadays, replacements of the hip or knee joint have revolutionized the quality of life of many people suffering from pain or limitation of joint mobility. The evolution of the materials and the surgical technique has allowed more than 80% of the patients to have a very satisfactory daily physical activity.
The main risks that can be produced in the long term are the dislocation (especially in the hip prosthesis) and the wear of the materials that make up the prosthesis, which cause it to break down and may force it to change it.
Current research is aimed at minimizing the friction between the two surfaces of the prosthesis contact to reduce wear and prolong the duration of the prosthesis.
Do sport with prostheses
When it comes to practicing sports or physical activity, you need to consider some recommendations:
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