Riding after a total hip replacement?

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  1. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster

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    I am about to get a full hip replacement, ball and socket. Just wondering how many here have had one and still ride? I don't mean just tootal around, I mean ride reasonably hard on technical terrain.

    I'm just 54 and going in on next Tuesday I think.

    Just to get things straight, I will be riding and probably doing lots of things the doc says not to, like mountain biking and maybe even rooting if lucky.

    Just wondering what peoples experiences are.
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  2. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    Good luck then., hope all goes well...
    Gimme a ping when it goes pear-shaped. There are ways to extend the first replacement for a while to hopefully make the 2.one last the distance.
    It'll be real painful, though...I'd suggest to actually listen to the quacks!
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  3. Woody2627

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    Well, that should cheer him up then. :lol3
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  4. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster

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    I'll listen to them, doesn't mean I will do everything they suggest though.
    Life would be very boring if we listen to all the advice of the doctors and none of us would be riding.
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  5. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster

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    I knew there would be one and probably more.
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    AUSSIEADV Long timer

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    You’ll know better than anyone what you’ll be capable of Andrew.

    Start off short and slow.

    Anyway, it’s excellent muscular exercise.
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  7. bigborett

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    Yeah I know Al, just interested to see what peoples experiences have been.

    I now one bloke who is only about 45 who has had one for a good few years now after an accident and still rides hard in the bush, another that I have read about that went back to riding club motorcross.

    The best way to make them last is not use them and leave them in packet just like any bearing. Wear and tear from things like running are more of an issue than bikes I think, until you actually break something, but shit happens sometimes. I was riding motorcross with a titanium rod the length of my tibia and was warned about the consequences. Luckily nothing bad happened, a lot of pain but nothing major.
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  8. Dr AT

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    You're a moron.

    You're letting someone you don't respect near your groin with a hammer and power tools.

    Do you have any idea how many dr's read this forum? Or how many of them never had the balls to own a 950 se ( they're the ones who advise against sex) ......So you're waving a big red flag in front of a frustrated , impotent carpenter.....good luck!
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  9. AusGoFar

    AusGoFar get back on that horse

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    Hope the op goes well mate. Oh and happy birthday.

    I reckon youll be back on the bike/bikes before too long.
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  10. bigborett

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    I'm not telling you the name of the surgeon you might know him.:imaposer
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  11. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV Long timer

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    Yes happy birthday. A year since Sheepyard.

    You can root on your back you know?
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  12. Dr AT

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    :imaposer Yup, writhing around screaming... you'd might as well start practicing
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  13. RowBust

    RowBust Been here awhile

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    I've had both hips replaced, back riding 3 weeks after ops, hiked 15km 9 days after first op, about 5 years since the second op and no problems. Ride over 50k km a year, road and dirt, sometimes 800km days. Just get out there and do it ,the sooner you strengthen it the better. Oh and I'm 73
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  14. bigborett

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    It's not a matter of not respecting or even heading their advice but a lot of doctors do have a tendency to try and wrap us in cotton wool to protect their work and us.
    They do not necessarily understand what is important to the individual and as you say not many would have thrown a leg over an SE or understand that need for that sort of excitement.
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    Best you leave the new Pink bike with me to look after while you are recovering BBTT:-)
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    Yeah right.
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  17. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    My mum had her hip replaced at 91 and never rode again! ;)
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  18. Dr AT

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    All jokes aside, if you can't have this discussion with your ortho then he doesn't understand what you're going to do with that hip and he can't adapt the surgery to suit your expectations.

    Would you take the 950 in for a service at the local mower shop?
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  19. Woody2627

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    Not a good sign. Didn't Sir Prince Phillip just have one done? See how he goes, he's about my age.
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  20. Brute

    Brute Melbourne , outer east .

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    Good luck with it Andrew . Hoping it all goes smoothly with no complications.
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