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Hi Rob

Your hip surgeon has probably always held that view and it’s probably not surprising that his view hasn’t changed and that he has expressed the reply the way he has. He does end with “ultimately the decision is up to you” so it comes down to your view of risk versus benefit.

If you do decide to try, much of the advice I have seen includes the following
– being as strong as you can before you start. So being sure the muscles are in the best possible condition through gym work, cycling, swimming, trekking poles etc
– easing in gently through run / walk and through making sure running is not the only way you train
– focusing on mid or forefoot striking, not heel striking.

Interesting to see you have a hybrid THR. It would be worth seeing if you can find others with the same.

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