March 15th, 2010

High-Impact Sports Might Not Harm Knee Replacements

By Kelley Luckstein

Patients who get a total knee replacement are usually advised to avoid high-impact sports to preserve their new body part. But a new study suggests sport participation is not only safe -- it may even help people gain better knee function.

 

''Initially, we though high-impact sports were terrible for the prosthesis," said Dr. Sebastien Parratte, a research collaborator at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and an assistant professor at the Aix-Marseille University Center for Arthritis Surgery at Hospital Sainte-Marguerite in Marseille, France.

 

HealthDay, by Kathleen Doheny, 3/12/2010

 

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Tags: Dr. Sebastien Parratte, knee replacements, Orthopedics

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