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post #11 of 17 Old 03-17-2019, 02:35 PM
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Mine, 7 weeks before I was back to work part time three days a week. Found a great surgeon and hit the rehab hard. The more it hurt the harder I worked. Had it done in September 2015 and was back on the bike April 2016. Move that sucker as far as you can directly after surgery and ice ice baby. Was off the pain killers in less than 4 weeks.
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Thanks.. appreciate your feedback...it was my right knee..so throwing my leg over the K will be more problematic I assume.

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I had the same flexibility throwing the leg over as before the surgery. Its mostly in the hip instead of the knee, at least the way I do it. BTW, I stand on my left leg facing the bike and lift my leg (sometimes I have to assist by grabbing my pants at about boot level) over the seat and then slide my butt onto the seat. On my GS, I stand on the left peg and throw my right leg over. No problem with flexibility.

***Do the exercises*** I have 130 degrees of flexibility as opposed to about 100 degrees prior to surgery.
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I had the same flexibility throwing the leg over as before the surgery. Its mostly in the hip instead of the knee, at least the way I do it. BTW, I stand on my left leg facing the bike and lift my leg (sometimes I have to assist by grabbing my pants at about boot level) over the seat and then slide my butt onto the seat. On my GS, I stand on the left peg and throw my right leg over. No problem with flexibility.



***Do the exercises*** I have 130 degrees of flexibility as opposed to about 100 degrees prior to surgery.
I have 83 Flexibility..got some work to do

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Take your pain meds before therapy. You will get more out of it. .

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Friend of mine had both knees and and an ankle replaced late 2017. The ankle was the hardest to recover from, but the knees were relatively easy. We rode 3,000 miles last Summer and he had zero issues with the knees. Being diligent with the physical therapy was the most important step in the recovery, according to him and others I've spoken with.
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Friend of mine had both knees and and an ankle replaced late 2017. The ankle was the hardest to recover from, but the knees were relatively easy. We rode 3,000 miles last Summer and he had zero issues with the knees. Being diligent with the physical therapy was the most important step in the recovery, according to him and others I've spoken with.
The best bet for a swift post surgery recovery is to be in the best possible condition before the surgery. Lose weight if you need to. Work out to the extent you can.

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I was amazed when my wife needed a total hip replacement here in the UK a while back after a nasty NoF break - the Consultant was having to deal mainly with knees. The knees of people far younger than I would expect. OK, some were having a re-line of the joint, but most were total. We were told that two issues were the main feature, the over-weight/obese & runners - runners that mainly pounded the roads doing anything from 10k upwards.

Getting weight off, before the op seems a no brainer, when it makes both surgery & the likely recovery time so much easier....if only life were that easy.

Running, well it seems those who run/jog throughout their adult lives usually get a better deal from the bodies repair mechanisms. It's the more occasional exercisers, who commit to say a few Charity runs each season, who seem to suffer most.

Still, life remains a lottery, as does the result of surgical intervention on this scale - all the best to any of you either waiting, or recovering. Don't sell the bike whatever you do, it's one of the best recovery tools in the box.
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