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Got my leg sawed off and a new hip installed, only 48 but still out of warranty.
Anyone else have this done? How long before you could get back on your Burg? 1 day? 2 days? :lol:
 

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Haven't had it done but I hope it heels faster than my broken leg has :lol: .
 

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a lot of that depends on yhou, hope it is a very short time and a smooth recovery and you will be riding again before yhour battery gets weak
 

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An old boss had it done on both hips over time.
With the second one he thought he knew it all (a trait he was famous for) and didn't listen to his doc.
Well, he ended up having a second surgery to repair the damage he did.
So as stated above don't rush things and follow the medical professionals advice! :thumbup:
Good Luck and Happy Rehab!
 

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Some good, honest answers. I think I'm going the route of whatever the doctor tells me.
 

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Had right total hip replacement 6.5 years ago at the age of 68.
Was able to schedule for November op. while bike was in winter storage - back on my cruiser following Spring.
As others mentioned, follow the doctor & physio's instructions, and do the exercise regimen every day - even tho' sometimes you won't feel up to the task.
This is a major op.. Your hip is subject to frequent load and shock when you walk so don't expect too much too soon.
Now at 75, my hip is still operating just fine, altho' I do get some aching after spending too long on my feet.
But then, at my age, I have a bunch of other joints that feel the same way :wink:
Flexibility - knee to chest - has always been as per OEM. However, not so much out & up to the side.
One of the reasons I went to a Burgman. Nearly popped the dam' thing out when - without thinking - I threw a leg over the cruiser soon after. Ouch!
Good luck.
 

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v8eyedoc said:
Advice........!!!! Follow all of the surgeon's advice and do all of the rehab - religiously........!!!!!

rastafarian might be the correct religion temporarily,
 

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I had my left hip replaced at the ripe age of 57, 7 years ago. I followed the Doc's suggestions and had physical therapy for a month after. I was driving my truck about a week after surgery (4x4 pickup). Best advice I got from my Doc, he said, listen to the hip, if you are doing something that the hip shouldn't be doing you will feel it and don't do that! Good luck! :thumbup:
 

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love your sense of humor...

I would listen to what the experts tell you and adhere to their recommended healing timeline recommendations, hopefully it will be a short convalescence period followed by endless rides.

all the best to you and a speedy recovery :thumbup: :thumbup:
 

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Best advice I got from my Doc, he said, listen to the hip, if you are doing something that the hip shouldn't be doing you will feel it and don't do that! Good luck! :thumbup:
It reminds me of my brother. He has a body shop and does farming on the side. He is always straining, spraining, mashing or hitting various parts of his body. He refuses to take anything for pain and I asked him why. He said pain is to keep you from injuring yourself more. If you do something and it hurts enough, you will stop which results in keeping you from doing further injury.
 

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Mike337, it's been two months now since you got your new hip. How is the healing going. I ask and bring this up again because someone asked about this in another post. And who better to ask than someone who had it done only two months ago. I need both of my hips replaced so this is something I would like to know also. Hope all is well and you are running around like this. :eek:gre:
 

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Me, Me, Me - it was me

Yea, that someone was me!

I don't know what the doc will tell me Monday but I'm quite sure it will involve some type of surgery - this condition has intensified rather quickly.

I don't really know how to read the MRI pics, but what I did see was a muscular leg :D and a hip socket and femer that looked funny - not totally smooth and round. I'm looking forward to getting a copy of the report Monday.*

No matter what happens, it means I'll probably lose my job. Let's face it, a tech that can't bend, twist, lift 50 pounds, bend over, etc. isn't much good as a deskside tech.

Oh well, as long as I can make it to night classes for the next year - that will be good.

* Monday will be a challenge - requiring extra Grace. The kids come back; I'm at a new campus and will have more kiddie duties than before; I'm having a lot of trouble walking; I go back and see the ortho doc and I start my night classes in Cisco technology at the community college.

Saddle up boys - we've got a job to do.
 

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Update . . .

Well, went back to the ortho today. He took another series of x-rays. He was not positively impressed to see more damage in the six to eight weeks it's been since the previous x-rays.

So, now I need to set a date for the replacement. I'm looking at early November. I figure it will take through the end of the year to get me going close to full steam again. Plus, I won't have to burn sick/vacation days for almost three weeks - we get off for three days at Thanksgiving and about two weeks for Christmas. I would like to be moving pretty good by Christmas.

I'll also drop off the bike and get a bit of maintenance done - just don't want to deal with it right now (valve check).
 
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