I have been riding my wing for two years now, I am having a lot of knee
pain, I had a MRI done and may need a total knee replacement on both
knees. My main concern is can I continue riding with fake knees?
has anyone on this forum dad this surgery done??
Sure did!!! I had both my knees replaced at the same time in Jul 02 at age 63, after waiting about five years. Decided I only wanted one surgery and one recovery. If you are in good health and fitness going in, I would highly recommend having both replaced at the same time. You may have to improvise how you do some things during the recovery phase because you will not have a "good" leg with which to lean, but you CAN do it!
I could not give you any better advice than what Mick and Kandgo have offered and enthusiastically support that point of view. Post-surgery, work faithfull and diligently on your reahab.
I did not start riding a motorcycle until late Jul 05 at 66. This past Jul - Aug I completed a cross country trip of 7,000 miles on my VTX 1300 by myself. Within the week after returning home I went to the local dealership to talk with them about my trip and found an 05 GL1800 w/8300 miles. I now own it and have sold my X. Absolutely no problems what-so-ever riding a motorcycle, short or long distance. Have joyfully put over 2300 miles on the GW in the seven weeks I have owned it.
You can do it but each person's situation is unique to him or her. Just try to get into as good physical condition BEFORE having surgery as you can. And as others have advised, follow your surgeon's instructions to the letter and work hard in rehabbing.
Best wishes and have a safe and successful surgery, be it one or two knees.
One of the guys in the club I ride with Bananna Bob had both done 2 yrs agoand was riding a few of months after surgery. Had it done in the winter time so he would not lose any riding time. He does around 30,000 to 35,000 a year. He has an 02 yellow, hence the name. Doesnt seem to faze him a bit
And I wish he would have never let me ride his bike. I thought I was perfectly happy with my Voyager 1200.
You'll be able to ride, probably better than now. Just rehab the way the doc tells you to, and don't hurry things. There are many good total knee systems out there, given a choice, I would use the Intermedic's Total Knee prosthesis. I have worked on many of them, just my opinion, but I like their system the best.. Not affiliated, yadda yadda.......good luck with the surgery.
Just thought I would add that I went through ACL replacement surgery 9 days ago and expect to be riding again by the end of this week. The bike is hooked up to the battery trickle charger with a full tank of gas at this moment!!!! I know the full knee replacement will take a bit more time but from my experience I would guess about 4 weeks till ride time would be a close estimate. A lot of it depends on your health/strength before the surgery which is why they sent me to rehab for 3 weeks in advance. Also your mental attitude is very important. You can do it if you really want to. One other thing to add. The pain was not near as bad as every one said it would be. I took my self off the pain pills on day 4 after the surgery. I was tired of sleeping 20 hours a day. Have been using Aleve and Tylenol on a part time basis since then. Good Luck!!!!!