A recent survey of orthopedic surgeons found some consensus about recommendations for activities after joint replacement surgery. The survey was distributed at the 2007 American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons annual meeting. Surgeons were asked to indicate their usual recommendations to patients who have undergone hip and knee replacement. The findings were as follows:
- Most surgeons allowed unrestricted low-impact activity, including swimming, walking, golf, and cycling.
- About 3/4 of surgeons discouraged jogging or "difficult" skiing after hip replacement
- Tennis recommendations were mixed, but most felt doubles was OK, and singles tennis should be avoided
Sources: Rogers, C "Survey: Unlimited low-impact activity 'OK' after TJR" AAOSNow Jan 2009, Vol3, No 1. Page 1.