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I have several students who have, some of whom are playing the best golf of their lives. Often the removal of pain or restoration of range of motion/etc. can be a great, great thing.

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I have partial knee replacements in each knee in 2019. My game is just as good if not better than before the surgeries. I really can’t feel or tell any difference in playing other than the knee pain all gone. It was pretty bad before the replacements. Glad I did it. 


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Years ago, my father had a hip replacement. A year or two later he and I won his club's member-guest, thanks in large part to my father's playing. The hip replacement did not slow him down or limit his golf game. What are you looking at? I think most hip replacement surgery is fairly straightforward and the recovery process is not too rigorous. Knees, shoulders, etc ... are not as common and may require more rehab. Ultimately, your physician can probably give you better guidance than my response.

Brian Kuehn

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Hey Brian,

Thanks for your input. I will be having 4 joints done over a period of time.

Knees first then hips and you are correct about MD input, but you guys are golfers!

Again thanks for input



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