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Cityofsmokingjoe
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I’m responding to the downhill skiing question.

I’m not at all a skiier but I don’t sense skiing is a controversial at all among surgeons. The real controversy (or disagreement) is whether people can/should play basketball after surgery or run marathons (really high-impact activities).

An increasing number of surgeons don’t put any limits on their patients after surgery. My surgeon is like that. His only hesitancy is that he recommended against taking up an entirely new high-impact activity. I run, but if I didn’t run before surgery, my surgeon didn’t think it was a great idea to start running for the first time after surgery. Notice his words here were kinda wishy-wasy. He didn’t recommend. He didn’t say it a new activity would damage the device.

Skiing should be fine. The device is not fragile. It’s locked into the bone (mostly uncemented in the U.S.) It is not fragile.