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Total knee replacement

Post by jonnypar » Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:47 pm

Dec. 17th I had my right knee replaced. I would like to ask those of you that have had the procedure done how long before you were able to comfortably ride your Wing again?

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Re: Total knee replacement

Post by m2102 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:36 pm

I haven't had my knee done, yet but had my hip full replacement last june. it was about 3 months when Dr said I could drive. he also said that if I felt like I could do something, try it. knee takes a little longer but in about another 4 weeks and you can walk without some assistance, ask when you can start driving. ask your physical therapist how your knee is doing and when he thinks you can try riding again. #1 rule of thumb is don't rush it. knee is a little different than a hip

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Re: Total knee replacement

Post by redial » Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:24 am

It would also depend some on the muscle tone before the operation. As I have only had arthroscopes done on both knees at the same time, it wasnt that bad. But the specialist did advise me to get my knees strong as possible before the operation, as it helps in the recovery. I suppose that that is of little consequence seeing that you had yours done in Dec14. But just thought I would cheer you up. I must concur to the comment: "Dont rush it!"
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Re: Total knee replacement

Post by dagibbons » Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:59 am

I had my right knee done in 2003, 7 weeks later I was riding my GL 1100. On the 28 th November 2014 I had my Left knee done. I did a short trip this week +- 10 km on my GL1500se and had a small amount of discomfort. I am 65 in March so this time round it took 9 weeks. I am going back to work this Monday and being a boilermaker is not going to be easy.
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Re: Total knee replacement

Post by dawgout81 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:23 pm

You can do quite a bit almost right away......walk on crutches etc. for a few days.
As already stated: the shape you are in pre-operation has a lot to do with it.

3 months is probably minimum for a heavy bike. I rode a trike the first summer after knee replacement, but am back on the wing now.

Best to you...the fake knees are nice compared to the old sore ones!

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Re: Total knee replacement

Post by CMReynolds1 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:37 pm

Mine was about 6 weeks. I recommend you push yourself during your Physical Therapy. It will help a lot. Good luck. :D
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Re: Total knee replacement

Post by Mins Man » Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:17 am

I had my left knee repaced nearly 8 months ago. I was walking unassisted after 10 days and driving after 2 weeks as my car is an automatic, but even today I have a bit of trouble getting in and out of a car because my new knee doesn't bend like the old one even though it's nowhere near as painful.
I was back to riding my CX400 after 4 weeks but it was about 10 weeks before I rode my GL1000, but everyone is different and recovers differently, and even have different procedures.
A friend of mine has his scar down the side of his knee, whereas mine's down the middle. He had a general anesthetic and didn't know anything about the operation. I has an epidural and was awake for the whole procedure.

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Re: Total knee replacement

Post by etg1765 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:46 am

had both replaced at the same time... back on Harley ultra classic in two months. avoid stiffness... keep legs moving during ride to avoid pain on dismount.. exercise between rides following therapy regimen is also helpfull

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