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ok to ride a stationary bike after hip replacement

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Don't run: Depending on a number of factors including the surgical approach used, whether the leg was lengthened and differences among patients you can expect to ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Following hip replacement surgery, he should be able to return to bike riding. Typical recovery takes 10 to 12 weeks, but by about 8 weeks he should ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Haley
32 years experience Psychiatry
Not really: It's going to diminish lung function a bit, and thereby indirectly affect healing and overall health, but it does not have the vasoconstrictive effect ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Speak to your doc: Perhaps they will give you an alternative pain killer. I would also recommend you ice as much as possible. Keep yourself well hydrated.
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No either or: Remain active and do either one or both. One is not necessarily better than the other.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
28 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Depends on the limitations from your surgeon. Should be a plan based on your level of function and pain. You should be recovered enough that you do ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe: You might have the same problem. Can depend on the height of the seat as far as knee cap compression is concerned.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Personal preference: Both elliptical machines and stationary bikes are great adjuncts to an ACL reconstruction rehabilitation program. They both protect the recovering kne ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Would be good!: Any sort of aerobic activity, done at least half an hour, would help with weight loss. You may not burn as much on a recumbent bike, but if the alter ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Most people after hip replacement can return to an active, healthy lifestyle that includes exercise.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Absolutely: As long as you are not having symptoms such as severe back pain, leg pain, numbness or weakness, you can certainly log the miles on your bike. Good l ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Results of acl surgery are generally good but are influenced by overall condition of knee. Associated cartilage damage or unsalvageable (unrepairable ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Generally yes: For most "soft tissue" injuries (muscle, tendon, or ligament), non-impact activities can be very beneficial for rehabilitation and healing. However, ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
19 years experience Dentistry
Ask your doctor: I posit you'll be able to do many of the same activities you did before the hip surgery, if not more since you are not in pain, i hope. But you shoul ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Sure: Good to excellent cardiovascular and resistance exercise (if you don't coast too much); not great weight bearing exercise greater degrees of osteopeni ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: The acl reconstruction should not keep you from riding roller coasters. 1 month after surgery you may still have some trouble walking normally, so rem ... Read More
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Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Joints: Recumbent definitely less stress on joints especially hips
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
30 years experience Neurosurgery
6 months - 1 year: Once your are completely healed, there should not be any restrictions on your activities. It will take up to a year for the bone flap to be completely ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Natalie
15 years experience Sports Medicine
Either: Both walking and biking produce positive cardiovascular changes. The magnitude of this positive effect is based on the intensity, which can be measure ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Nyman
37 years experience Radiology
No: Dislocation may always be a risk. You will need to be evaluated by your orthopedic surgeon before participating in any sport.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: The acl reconstruction should not keep you from riding roller coasters. 6 weeks after surgery you may still have some trouble walking normally, so rem ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rockower
45 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ask your PT: Work with your physical therapist to get back into an exercise routine. It shouldn't be too long!
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Careful : that would depend on multiple factors but it is less than three months so I would avoid anything that places stress in the area. This is a big surger ... Read More
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