Technical Factors

Despite clear benefits to health and mobility, the hesitancy to allow patients to return to sports remains strong. To what extent and just how safely patients can test the limits of their THR remains unclear. Studies demonstrate that many patients will return to a sport even against the doctor's recommendation [11]. The concern is multifactorial, and based in a desire to minimize a patient's risk and potential complications. Four main risks of sports participation after THR are dislocation, bearing wear, aseptic loosening, and periprosthetic fracture.

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