We get a lot of questions on returning to activity after major surgery and joint replacements. This study looked at 804 total hip replacements and found that 5.4% of the patients were joggers before surgery. After surgery 3.8% returned to jogging on average 4 times a week for 29 minutes. A short term follow up at 6 months found no loosening of the hardware or blood levels of metal from wear on the new joint surfaces. Prior to return to activity, you should establish a comprehensive program to protect the structures around the joint. This would include maximizing hip and core stability. Discover your core HERE. Read article HERE.