Right knee replacement... When can I ride again?

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  1. dean-o

    dean-o Dabs often

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    Doh! Tried to ride away on my Ulysses this morning with the disc lock still in place.
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    When did you begin riding again?
    Dean
    Last Tuesday the 20th Dec I had my right knee replacement . Impressed with it , but easily exhausted right now.
    Hope to ride again in February!
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    After removing the lock........
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  3. dean-o

    dean-o Dabs often

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    Thanks LOL
    I posted this in JM & I think that's the best reply yet. A young man told me his Honda Civic was burning a lot of oil & wanted to know what he could put in it...
    I told him " more oil " LOL
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  4. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    I'd say just like in racing, when you can do a couple push-ups.
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    reddirtjoe motorcycle addict

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    Both times I've broken mine, I was riding the same day .






    But that was 40 years ago
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  6. dean-o

    dean-o Dabs often

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    I don't want to say I'm an old dog, but 57 years ...
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  7. juno

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    Mine was sheared and required surgery and two plates. I rode again in about 5 weeks...like one of those petite elderly females from that town in California. The broken ribs were still apparent though.
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  8. LostInPA

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    Depends. If you get it plated or the newer rod procedure then you can be cleared in 8-12 weeks depending on severity of break. Less sometimes. It just depends on what's going on in there.

    If you don't get it plated it might take longer. Basically my doc said I had to wait until the bone bonded together enough on its own so that the plate was not the only thing holding it in place. The plate holds it together to heal straight, the sling acts as your cast.

    Reason being you can crack the plate before that time. Then they gotta go back in. The three broken ribs was the worst part though in terms of ongoing pain.

    So I had my crash 7/10/2016. Surgery 7/13/2016. Out of sling 8/30/2016. Fully cleared for all activity 9/30/2016. I had a couple sessions of physical therapy but my doc said I didn't need it more because my range of motion was restored but I should do the exercises on my own to strengthen the arm and shoulder back. You lose some strength and motion being in the sling for awhile.

    My break was pretty big separation with floating fragments. It kind of blew apart.

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  9. Woody2627

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  10. steelerider

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    8-12 weeks. You'll be good to go.
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  11. kokemill

    kokemill n00b

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    I broke mine clean on a Saturday morning flew to Boston Monday morning and rode away on Dyna. I explained to the nice Doctor that I had plan and I had seen on TV that the Tour de France had been ridden with a Clavicle after a crash. She gave me a an elastic brace with an aluminum strut. She also gave me a note for TSA. It was slightly painful for a couple of weeks.
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  12. jrnyer

    jrnyer Ventura Hwy

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    They put 8 or 9 screws in mine, about 8 weeks later I was on the bike again.
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  13. grommets

    grommets Don't get hurt

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    This. 9 screws, I crashed Sept 12 (last year), and was back on a new bike Nov 20th. Went out to CA from KS to buy and ride, tripped over a curb while out there getting the bike, fractured the radius about 3 inches back from my wrist, rode home 1450 miles in 2 days. I forgot all about the shoulder after the radius fracture. Not that it hurt anymore anyway. It stopped hurting about 3 days after the surgery.
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  14. toy4fun

    toy4fun GET out of the way

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  15. dean-o

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    Rode my DR350 bout 150 miles today on area curvy, pretty roads. My butt hurt far more than my shoulder!
    Dean
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  16. craigincali

    craigincali Just hanging around

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    Really ??? Ride tomorrow, who cares. If this is keeping you from riding then you havent really been injured.
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  17. Dark Helmet

    Dark Helmet Been here awhile

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    Had a crash Sept. 23 (delivery truck from other direction made a left turn in front of me). 8 Broken ribs, all of them in multiple places, punctured lung, broken collarbone and left radius at joint with the hand.

    They thought the wrist and clavicle might heal without surgery, but after three weeks they had become displaced so I had surgery three weeks ago and got plates and screws in both. I could probably ride with the clavicle now but the wrist is still weak and I have pain if I turn or torque it in any way. In a splint for 3 more weeks. They tell me that I shouldn't lift more than a half a gallon of milk for the remaining three weeks, and every time I did more than that, I felt pain in my clavicle shoulder like a muscle pulling. I am going to give it the full time. This was a painful experience with 6 days in the hospital and both surgeries done at same time as an outpatient. I don't recommend that.

    A friend just had a hip replaced before my accident. I asked him if he can ride again yet and he responded that his body was healed enough to ride, but not enough to crash, so he is waiting till cleared.

    Worst part is I have a brand new Africa Twin in the garage and haven't done anything but sit on it.
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  18. dean-o

    dean-o Dabs often

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    I've gotten back in the saddle & even rode a little trials last Sunday. Rode X with no score card. Rode lines that had less likely hood of falls & really enjoyed the day.
    Good luck with your healing. I was out about a month.
    Dean
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  19. Manbyk

    Manbyk Manbyk

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    Without a doubt you did a real number on your clavicle & from what I can tell you had a plate & screws put in for stabilization. In 1998 I crashed shattering my collarbone & fracturing the glenoid neck on my scapula. The surgeon dropped in a plate held by four nasty screws. The good news is within six months I was maxing my Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) doing 82 push-ups in two minutes. My advice is religiously follow whatever the physical therapist tells you, work to strengthen it, you'll be good as new in no time (well, almost good as new)
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  20. snarf

    snarf WFO and clueless

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    I've done this twice.. trust me- you want this plated. Left side healed 'naturally' in a sling, took near 3-4 months before it was worth a crap and i'm still weaker on that side.

    Right side was plated, and i was on a road bicycle in 3 weeks. Full function in around 6.

    get plated. :)
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