Patients often want to get back to their active lifestyles after surgery. I am often asked what patients can and cannot do after everything has healed and patients are fully recovered.
My answer is basically anything you want to.
The only activity I ask patients to refrain from is jogging. The implants certainly are tough enough to be jogged on if you need to, but repetitive jogging can decrease the lifespan of the implant.
Otherwise, anything the patient wants to do, we let them do. Patients are free to snow ski, water ski and play tennis. Many patients cycle many miles a week or pick up hiking. All of this is great! We want our patients to stay active. The more active they are, the healthier they will be.