High-Impact Sports After Total Knee Arthroplasty

Michael A. Mont, David R. Marker, Thorsten M. Seyler, Lynne C. Jones, Frank R. Kolisek, David S. Hungerford

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Many patients will attempt high-impact loading activities after total knee arthroplasty. This study analyzed the clinical and radiographic results of these high-demand sports patients. A total of 31 patients (33 knees) were identified who participated in high-impact sports on average 4 times per week (range, 1-7 times per week) for a mean of 3.5 hours per week (range, 1 to 10 hours), including jogging, downhill skiing, singles tennis, racquetball, squash, and basketball. At 4 years mean follow-up (range, 2-9 years), 32 of 33 knees had successful clinical and radiographic outcomes. Overall satisfaction was a mean of 9.1 points on a scale of 0 to 10 points. These results indicate that some patients will participate in high-impact sports and enjoy excellent clinical outcomes at a minimum 4 years after surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)80-84
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Issue number6 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Sep 2008


  • activity
  • high impact
  • knee arthroplasty
  • outcomes
  • sports

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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