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knee replacement

Postby ManontheMountain » Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:58 pm



Any riders out there who have had knee replacements and still ride Goldwings?



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Re: knee replacement

Postby themainviking » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:08 am

Got a guy here that triked his GL1500 due to a bad knee. He got a replacement and now has sold his trike and bought a GL1800 X2. He says he is having more fun than sex. (bit of a recluse???)
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Re: knee replacement

Postby Sidcar » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:27 pm

Friend of mine had a knee replaced and is riding his Bonneville no problem.

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Re: knee replacement

Postby Spook1800 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:31 pm

I've had both of mine done. The joint will take anything, but the opsite trauma takes a while to heal. Give it six months or so with gym work and hydrotherapy and the only thing you won't do comfortably is kneel. I had my left one replaced on Aug 13th this year and was on the bike in ten weeks. Oh, and I'm 65.
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Re: knee replacement

Postby rottiman » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:36 pm

Total Joint Replacement left knee back driving car in 2 weeks, on the Wing in 6 weeks back to work as a welder in 3 1/2 months. Haven't looked back, best thing I ever did.

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Re: knee replacement

Postby thrasherg » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:17 pm

Thanks for all the feedback, I am only 48 and the doctors have been threatening to replace both knee joints for the last 8 years (due to arthritis damage, caused by breaking my legs too many times when I used to race motorcycles). I kept putting it off as I was not sure if I could ride a motorcycle afterwards!! I lost almost 100lbs in weight (from 265lbs to 170lbs) and that greatly reduced the pain/discomfort so I am still holding off any surgery, but it's great to know that I would be able to ride again afterwards!! I didn't ask the question originally, but did want to thanks everyone that replied as it has been a pleasant surprise for me..

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Re: knee replacement

Postby rottiman » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:05 pm

thrasherg wrote:Thanks for all the feedback, I am only 48 and the doctors have been threatening to replace both knee joints for the last 8 years (due to arthritis damage, caused by breaking my legs too many times when I used to race motorcycles). I kept putting it off as I was not sure if I could ride a motorcycle afterwards!! I lost almost 100lbs in weight (from 265lbs to 170lbs) and that greatly reduced the pain/discomfort so I am still holding off any surgery, but it's great to know that I would be able to ride again afterwards!! I didn't ask the question originally, but did want to thanks everyone that replied as it has been a pleasant surprise for me..

Gary

Good on the weight loss deal. I dropped 40 lbs. and it too made a big difference.

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Re: knee replacement

Postby tom84std » Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:58 am

Hey Rottiman I found yours. You want it back?

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Re: knee replacement

Postby seabeechief » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:18 am

tom84std wrote:Hey Rottiman I found yours. You want it back?


Yeah! What tom said!

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Re: knee replacement

Postby rottiman » Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:09 pm

tom84std wrote:Hey Rottiman I found yours. You want it back?



Thanks anyway, but somehow it found its own way home. Come the new year it will be leaving again though.

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Re: knee replacement

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:56 pm

I am in some serious pain at times, the other night I rolled over in bed the wrong way and the signal sent to my brain was saying don't move, OMG did it freakim hurt....I am a tough bird to, I tolerate pain well but I confess I need to have it fixed, both knees are really bad, they get all swelled up when I stand on them too much....Perhaps next year I will get it done.. One at a time I guess...

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Re: knee replacement

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:41 pm

hey littlebeaver, i know your pain, im having knee surgery on the 6th of next month. ive been dealing with the pain for the last 15 years, and now that its gotten to the point where every move hurts, its time to have it taken care of.

reading all the comments made by the others on this matter helps me know that i should be able to do all the things i can still do, but without the pain.

mine came from when i was an auto tec. i was working under a vehicle when the lift broke and the car fell. the roof of the car pinned me between a wall and the car roof. it took fire/rescue almost an hour to get the car off me. ive had to have r.shoulder surgery and l. elbow surgery from it, and i was hopeing not to have knee surgery, but, at that time, i really didnt want to think about it. after i recouperated from both surgerys, i went back to work, but after about 4 days, i couldnt walk anymore, i had to leave my job and try to get my knee better, but it didnt help. now 15 years later, im finally having knee surgery.

glad to hear all you folks got yourselves back into your normal lives after your surgeries, gives me the insperation that i need to have this done and get MY life back together.

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Re: knee replacement

Postby rono24 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:05 pm

Had both knees replaced 7 years ago was riding a 1800 vtx at the time,was on the bike and riding in 6 weeks. The dr could not believe it so a medical magazine contacted me and came out and did a photo shoot and article in the magazine. I now ride a 1500 wing and we ride 10,000 miles or more a year.

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Re: knee replacement

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:18 pm

im still riding mine now up untill my surgery next month, and after its over, hope to be riding again by feb.

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Re: knee replacement

Postby redial » Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:34 am

Both my knees were worn out. The best advice I received was to loose some weight, and after loosing the weight re-assess how I was. They also added that having knees replaced was mainly for "old guys", as sometimes the mobility that the young enjoyed did not come back.

I finished up having an arthroscopy on both knees. This is where they vacuum out the 'snow storm', and shave some of the bone rough bits off. I lost about 5Kg (about 11pound), and that improved things immensely. I would say, dont rush the replacement, loose weight and exercise the legs by walking. I walk for about an hour a day with two of my dogs, most days, and you need the muscle tone for any knee operation so that they have something to tie back to. The muscles help keep everything in place, as well as improving your walk and general mobility.
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Re: knee replacement

Postby Sidcar » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:44 am

I had an arthroscopy on my right knee about five years ago which has worked well until now though it hurts like hell at times. I'm putting off surgery for as long as I can. I can't afford to loose any weight I'm only 118 pounds now.

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Re: knee replacement

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:43 am

ive gone down in weight from 267lbs to 198lbs in just under 10 months and i'll tell ya, i do feel a big difference in my ability to walk, sleep and just everyday things i wasnt able to do when i was almost 70 pounds heaver. my dr also said i was much healthyer now. so, im still sticking to my diet and hope to loose another 20lbs. maybe after i have my knee surgery i'll get back the weight i was when i was in the military.

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Re: knee replacement

Postby redial » Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:10 am

That weight loss must be re-assuring, both for you and the GW :twisted: Keep the weight down, and you will be a lot better, and it is good to see that you are receiving the benefits already. Keep smiling.
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Re: knee replacement

Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:31 am

lol about the goldwing...my wife is also happier too ;)

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Re: knee replacement

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:43 am

good morning everyone.

well, i had my knee surgery this past friday, it was a little more than originally planed. along with the bone spurs, i also had 2 meniscus tears, one on top of my knee and one on the bottom of my knee, so the surgery took a little longer than expected. im already up and walking around with the aid of crutches and a cane. so far, so good. after the nerve block and pain meds wore off, the pain was incredable. i went to my local hospital and they gave me a shot of toradol and a scrip for some in pill form. ive been taking 2 of them every 8 hours and they seems to be helping. i'll keep you posted on how im doing.

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Re: knee replacement

Postby redial » Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:17 am

Good to hear that you are on the road to recovery already. Have you started on those military-type runs yet? A couple more days and it should all be just a happy blank.
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Re: knee replacement

Postby Sidcar » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:53 am

My knees are twinging just reading your post.
Get well soon.

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Re: knee replacement

Postby thrasherg » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:03 am

Did they operate on both knees? Or only one? Hoping you don't have to go through this a second time.. Please keep us posted, as I will have to go through this in the future,mi would really like to hear all the issues and understand how long it really takes to recover from the procedure.

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Re: knee replacement

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:57 am

ok, let me reply to these in order.......redial.......military run? lol, im almost 60 years old, i dont run ANYWHERE lol..........thrasherg......no, only one knee, and trust me, i will NOT go thru this again, but beware, ask your dr if he gave you a "nerve block" this will lull you into a false sense of security of your knee feeing better than what it actually is. dont make the mistake i made by trying to walk on it either with a cane or crutches as soon as you wake up from the anasthesia because in about 2-3 hours when the blocking medication wears off, you'll be in INTENSE pain like i was to the point of almost crying from the pain. i had to go back to the hospital to get a shot of toradol just to take the "edge" off the pain.....sidecar....yes, it was more than what was expected to to be done, and thank you.............. what i had was actually bone spurs removed, and repair of 2 shredded peices of meniscus tendens, one on the top of my knee and one on the underside of my knee. the meniscus's were torn from the bone spurs sticking out. the surgery took about an hour and a half longer than expected because of the additional work needed. and sidecar, i put this off for 20 years, thats why it got worse. had i had it done sooner, it might not have been this bad, so, you might want to think about having it done sooner, but weigh your options, dont just go into this without thinking about it first, it could make you better, the same as you are now, or worse than you are now.

i was out in my garage earlyer putting a new wrap-around windshield and a new trunk rack on my bike, and now im having some mild pain in my knee, so its time i stop and put some ice on it and stay on the sofa for the rest of the day.

if anyone has any questions about this, please feel free to ask. talk to ya'll later.

stuart, a.k.a. roadwanderer2.

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Re: knee replacement

Postby Sidcar » Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:49 pm

I went out on my Trident today just to get the oil hot so I could change it and would the dam thing start. The battery soon ran down so I ended up kicking it (on the kick start lever but I was tempted) after which my knee had a warm glow. But I'm sure it was kick starting a Bonneville with high comp pistons that wore it down in the first place.
As a show of empathy with you I've taken some Iprobrufen.

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