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I would expect most modern hips will tolerate running, especially on those who have run a lot in the past. My sister-in-law has had an Exeter hip fitted with a cemented stem and she is not allowed to run or climb with it though…
My first hip was a Birmingham resurfacing, on the basis that running etc would be available after a few months and so it turned out. My second hip is a ceramic/ceramic THR because my bone was not strong enough for another Birmingham hip. My surgeon told me not to worry, I would not be able to break it and I could carry on as before. He was right! You need to know what has been fitted to you, what its limitations might be – if any – and carry on with your experimentation. If it hurts, back off, otherwise keep running!
Have you read Chris Kelsall’s analysis of the survey results? Confidence inspiring…