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Old 01-09-2009, 09:21 AM   #1
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Question Knee replacement & biking

I am having a TKR Jan 20. I plan to ride in the 5 boro bike tour May 4. Is this a reasonable expectation. The bike ride is a an easy 42 miles with lots of rest stops and only a few hills. It is not a race, just a tour.

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Old 01-16-2009, 09:04 PM   #2
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Re: Knee replacement & biking

I think it is reasonable to plan on your bike tour. You can't know for sure but biking will probably be part of your rehab. I had a TKR about 3 months ago and PT put me on a stationary bike after a couple of weeks to help with my ROM. Now every PT appt starts with a 15 minute warm up. It's a great help for your ROM and strength building. I have put my bike up on a trainer to use daily at home and it has gone well. I hope this works for you too and you can do your bike tour this spring. Sounds like fun!

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