Can you ever run again after a Total knee replacement?

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Can you ever run again after a TK

Hi All!

I’ve just been looking at an American web site about TKRs and many of the patients are now running marathons! My consultant told me I wouldn’t be able to run again and so I’d be interested to hear if I was given duff information! (Not that I have any wish to run marathons-just being able to walk is fine for me!) Glenda 10wks 5 days

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Hi ,

i could never imagine myself running a marathon …but I would like to walk without a limp and to be able to wear heels again

I’m glad it’s winter here though as I can wear my boots and not look odd

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Running will result in a new TKR sooner

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Wow! Everything I have read or been told advocates against impact on legs sports. Cycling or swimming seems to be the preferred options. I ran 26 marathons and innumerable half and that’s why I now have two TKR, before my latest knee in early November was cycling over 80 miles a week. Reduced from 120 because knee was finally giving out. I was very rude to an old farmer who told me I was a young idiot when I ran past his gate. Wish I had listened and could meet him now to apologise and admit he wise wiser than me.

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Hi forest, I too was told that I wouldn’t be able to do high impact sports like running , squash etc. not that I am athletic anyway, maybe it’s better not too unless you have the perfect lightweight body, ha!

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Forest all hard wear and tear activity lessens the life of the TKR and who in their right mind would want to go through it again. Exercise will be walking and strength activities for me. I want them to last 20 + years.

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