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jimmyc
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As I understand it, it takes 3-4 months for the body to grow into the porous implant. If that process is interrupted, scar tissue forms, and it never becomes as unified as it should. In my case, I overdid it with half-marathons and some modest mogul skiing. I am now very prone to piriformis and IT band issues. Can still run 3 miles, but not further. I would suggest proceeding very, very slowly, and at the first sign of trouble, dial it back quick. Almost all people on this blog are running long distances, but this is NOT a representative sample. Anyone have peer-reviewed studies on this? Good luck.