Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte
On-line version ISSN 1806-9940
MELO, Ana Cláudia Raposo. Physical and sports activity after hip arthroplasty. Rev Bras Med Esporte [online]. 2009, vol.15, n.5, pp. 389-391. ISSN 1806-9940. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-86922009000600014.
Hip arthroplasty is used for reconstruction of the hip joint to reduce pain and to make the return to daily life, physical, sports and leisure activities possible. The objective of this article was to analyze in the literature the indications and counter-indications referring to practice of physical, sportive and leisure activities after hip arthroplasty. This revision approaches studies published between 1980 and 2009, obtained in searches in the Medline, Scielo, Ovid, Infomaworld, Sciencedirect, Springerlink, Interscience, Sportdiscuss, Bireme, Informglobal, Opas, Ovid, Diseasedex and Erics electronic databases with a total of 39 articles. The analyzed articles point to the use of physical, leisure and sports of low impact activities such as walking, swimming, bowling, cycling and others. Another indication evidenced in the literature is the use of physical and sportive activity aiming at the maintenance of physical fitness, bone quality and body weight control. The literature shows concerns with the use of activities of high impact or with great intensity like tennis and jogging, as well as fights.
Keywords : hip arthroplasty; motor activity; sport; leisure activities.