Give me your opinions

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by leonm47, May 27, 2011.

  1. leonm47

    leonm47 Member

    I'm having my right knee replaced on 06/05. If any of you have had that surgery how long was it (baring no complications) before you could ride again?
  2. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

    I have a good friend that was in his early 60's that had his knee replaced and he was pheasant hunting with me 4 or 5 weeks afterward in Kansas and you would have never known. We did a lot of walking in three days. My point being, these days they do such a great job with these kinds of surgeries and they put you in rehab right away and from what I have seen it really does minimize your down time.

    Good luck with the surgery, hope you heal quickly and can resume riding soon :)
  3. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

    I know nothing about knee replacement, but I wish you a speedy recovery.:)
  4. R_W_B

    R_W_B Senior Member

    I know two older folks that have had this done. Depends on your age, you pre-op physical condition and how hard you are willing to work at therapy afterwards. Ask you Doctor about it.
  5. Trek

    Trek Junior Member

    My neighbor had knee replacement about 2 years ago he was 81 at the time, 4-5 weeks he was walking pretty well and in 2 months close to normal. The key is, one a good doctor and two the therapy. Listen to the therapist and get the knee moving. Remember the old adage "no pain no gain". Good luck I hope all comes out well.
  6. R_W_B

    R_W_B Senior Member

    +1 on that. Leon if you've had therapy before then you know what kind of crazy feelings that can produce. Just keep at like a fight and you will be back up around in no time.
  7. festus

    festus Member

    My wife has had both hips replaced and a knee. she said the knee was the most painful of all of them. But it works now.
  8. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

    Wish you the best. Hopefully recovery time will be short. Remeber to listen to the Doctors and Therapy,Therapy,Therapy..:)
  9. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

    My dad just had his knee replaced in February. He had a hard time with the therapy, they wanted him to bend to 115* and anything after 95 was a struggle. But, in his case, the doctor did a lot of work straightening his leg back out to normal. (His leg had really bowed out) Now he is done with the therapy, and things are pretty good overall. My dad will be 70 next week and he doesn't ride a bike so I am not much help there. He did admit last week that the new knee didn't seem to bother him much, but his other knee is really bad, his hips are shot, and his back is shot so I think they hurt him now and the new knee isn't as painful. :( All of his joints are bone on bone and he waited too long for repairs, so he was told that he would have a tougher recuperation time. If you saw his x-ray, his knee was pretty much a flat line across the joint, where his femur rested on the shin bone, it was kind of wallowed out. Dad's was an extreme case and would be hard to compare.

    My aunt had her knee replaced in October, and her knee wasn't as bad as my dad's and by Thanksgiving she was getting along pretty good. She did tell us in February that she could tell a difference when she didn't keep up the therapy, even in February, 6 months later. She also said that in the first 3 months she wondered if it was worth getting the replacement, but since then she realized that she wasn't waking up at night in pain, and then the question became, 'why did I wait so long'. She originally thought she would have to have both knees done, but now that she is walking better, (more evenly) the other knee doesn't hurt any more, so if they do anything at all to it, she may only have to get some cartilage replaced. :)

    My point is that it will be rough at first, and therapy will stink, but I feel that if you give it time to heal properly you won't regret it. My dad doesn't seem to have any trouble with his leg after 4 months. He can do everything he could do before, (he could not bend his knee to 115* before the surgery, just for the record), and hopefully he will be able to get out and enjoy his car shows this summer. :) As for my mom's sister, the only complaint now is that no one can keep up with her. :)
  10. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

    Good luck, patience and therapy should have you riding soon:s