You've asked a good question. I think the answer varies. Do you run now? It's like the woman that was about to have surgery on her wrist. She asked her doctor if she could play the piano after surgery, he replied, "Certainly." The patient said, "Wonderful. I've never been able to play in the past." :o) (Sorry I couldn't resist.)
All kidding aside if you are active and running now you should be able to continue after surgery. Granted it will depend on the device inserted, how you respond to the surgery and the extent of rehab following it. Obviously it will take some time. It may also affect your speed and endurance but this is something that needs to be discussed with your surgeon.
I hope you will share with us the outcome of your TKR. I'll look forward to hearing from you.
Copyright 1994-2016MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.