I was a marathoner with 6 years between my last long run and hip resurfacing for protrusio acetabulum with Dr. Koen De Smet in Gent, Belgium. I have to admit that my fanatical pursuit of hip resurfacing was initially driven by a desire to run again.
De Smet’s advice — after the initial 6 weeks of restrictions — was to “listen to your body” to know what the limits were. After 6 months, I couldn’t stand it and took a few preliminary runs. The aches and pains I got told me that my body wasn’t ready at that point.
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