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Skiing after broken hip?

#1
Hello,

was wondering if anybody ever broke their hip and went back to skiing?

I am 44 and had a complete fracture (subcapital femoral neck fracture) of my hip on New years eve 2017 from a skiing accident.
I had emergency surgery done and have now three large pins in there.
I spent the last five months on crutches and am putting in an immense effort into PT and am now in the process of learning how to walk again.

Anybody else out there like this? Thanks.
 
#3
Hello,

was wondering if anybody ever broke their hip and went back to skiing?

I am 44 and had a complete fracture (subcapital femoral neck fracture) of my hip on New years eve 2017 from a skiing accident.
I had emergency surgery done and have now three large pins in there.
I spent the last five months on crutches and am putting in an immense effort into PT and am now in the process of learning how to walk again.

Anybody else out there like this? Thanks.
Welcome! Good for you for making good progress. What level of skier were you? Where do you ski the most?

It's not the same, but recently I met and skied with an older man who has had two hips replaced and a knee. The surgeries were relatively recent, meaning in the last 5-10 years. Certainly hasn't slowed him down when skiing.

I did knee rehab six years ago (Summer 2012). Took a couple seasons to get fully comfortable off-piste but taking lessons regularly helped a lot. I was about 55 when I started the lessons with very experienced instructors. End result is that I'm a much better skier now than I ever expected to become.
 

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