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So, How's that new hip working out?

Anybody here still ride with a replaced hip?
I might maybe be looking at one sometime in the future perhaps.

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Maria, my wife, does.
We ride two up for long rides with no problems. She had a full replacement a couple a of years ago, followed by a broken leg, but everything is allright now. In fact we have ridden for over 700 km in 8 hours in one day three or four times this summer.
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Maria, my wife, does.
We ride two up for long rides with no problems. She had a full replacement a couple a of years ago, followed by a broken leg, but everything is allright now. In fact we have ridden for over 700 km in 8 hours in one day three or four times this summer.
Good for her. She's a trooper.

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Anybody here still ride with a replaced hip?
I might maybe be looking at one sometime in the future perhaps.
That does not sound good.

Maybe you can switch over to a trike.

They have training wheels for your bike, a lot less expensive that way.

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Right hip replaced

[SIZE="a"]I had my hip replaced 4 months ago. I was riding 2 1/2 weeks after surgery[/SIZE]
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Coming up on 12 years since I had my right hip replaced. I had the surgery performed at the end of the riding season, so I had all fall to recover and all winter for my bones to knit into the implant. I was back in the saddle come springtime.

IMHO, one thing is absolutely key: Do the exercises. I mean, like religion. Don't baby yourself; push the envelope, and you will get the best results in the long run.

I can't swing my leg quite as high or wide as I used to. I removed the pillion seat from my C50, which made it far easier for me to get my right leg over the fender. Looks nice that way, too.

The reduced range of motion is about the only negative effect I have experienced to riding after surgery. I handled an 800-pound motorcycle for years without the hip being an issue. Do the exercises persistently and you'll get your strength back.

Does this help? If you have other questions, ask away.

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Coming up on 12 years since I had my right hip replaced. I had the surgery performed at the end of the riding season, so I had all fall to recover and all winter for my bones to knit into the implant. I was back in the saddle come springtime.

IMHO, one thing is absolutely key: Do the exercises. I mean, like religion. Don't baby yourself; push the envelope, and you will get the best results in the long run.

I can't swing my leg quite as high or wide as I used to. I removed the pillion seat from my C50, which made it far easier for me to get my right leg over the fender. Looks nice that way, too.

The reduced range of motion is about the only negative effect I have experienced to riding after surgery. I handled an 800-pound motorcycle for years without the hip being an issue. Do the exercises persistently and you'll get your strength back.

Does this help? If you have other questions, ask away.

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I agree, do the exercises!
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Coming up on 12 years since I had my right hip replaced. I had the surgery performed at the end of the riding season, so I had all fall to recover and all winter for my bones to knit into the implant. I was back in the saddle come springtime.

IMHO, one thing is absolutely key: Do the exercises. I mean, like religion. Don't baby yourself; push the envelope, and you will get the best results in the long run.

I can't swing my leg quite as high or wide as I used to. I removed the pillion seat from my C50, which made it far easier for me to get my right leg over the fender. Looks nice that way, too.

The reduced range of motion is about the only negative effect I have experienced to riding after surgery. I handled an 800-pound motorcycle for years without the hip being an issue. Do the exercises persistently and you'll get your strength back.

Does this help? If you have other questions, ask away.

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I appreciate it a lot. At this point, I'm rittled with hip and leg pain on the right side. About the only thing that doesn't hurt is sitting. (fortunately)
But in order to get on a bike, I have to grab my pant leg by the front and literally lift my leg over the seat.

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+ another one - do the full physical therapy! I had my right hip replaced in June, 2008. I spent the rest of the summer and fall doing the physical therapy. I was walking without a cane by August, without a limp by September, and I was back on my bike the following April. I have had no problems whatsoever in the eight years since then.

Don't give in to the trike just because you get a hip replacement. If you do your exercises, in 6 months your hip will be better than it is now. In fact, if that hip is giving you problems now, GO GET THE HIP REPLACEMENT this fall and do the therapy over the winter. Everyone who has had a hip replacement - including me - will tell you they never should have waited so long. I was limping, eating Aleve, and using a cane for about 2 years before I got the new hip. 6 months after the surgery it was as good as when I was a much younger man.

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+ another one - do the full physical therapy! I had my right hip replaced in June, 2008. I spent the rest of the summer and fall doing the physical therapy. I was walking without a cane by August, without a limp by September, and I was back on my bike the following April. I have had no problems whatsoever in the eight years since then.

Don't give in to the trike just because you get a hip replacement. If you do your exercises, in 6 months your hip will be better than it is now. In fact, if that hip is giving you problems now, GO GET THE HIP REPLACEMENT this fall and do the therapy over the winter. Everyone who has had a hip replacement - including me - will tell you they never should have waited so long. I was limping, eating Aleve, and using a cane for about 2 years before I got the new hip. 6 months after the surgery it was as good as when I was a much younger man.
The guy I'm seeing has done the steroid injection while in a CT scanner. Very little help.
He says before he can do anything else, I have to subject myself to 6 weeks of PT?
I'm afraid it will only make things worse.

A second opinion is in the works.

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