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The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: tilly4 on April 22, 2018, 06:52:45 AM

Title: Bicycle riding
Post by: tilly4 on April 22, 2018, 06:52:45 AM
Had successful surgery for shattered patella over 9 years ago.  Iím afraid to ride a bicycle for fear of reshattering it. Asked the surgeon if it was adviseable and did not get a definitive answer. What advice have others received.  It may also help to know that I am 70 years old now.
Title: Re: Bicycle riding
Post by: jackson7 on April 22, 2018, 10:11:10 PM
Pedaling is great for flexibility and activating synovial lubrication, but it can also irritate any arthritis and maybe even make it worse.  I'm guessing that's why the dr didn't encourage or discourage it. 

If you can ride a stationary bike without any pain (during or after), then buy a 3-wheeled bicycle so you don't have to worry about falling over.  The new 3-wheeled bicycles are called "trikes" and have a very modern look and performance.
http://www.hpvelotechnik.com/produkte/scorpion/index_e.html (http://www.hpvelotechnik.com/produkte/scorpion/index_e.html)
http://www.icetrikes.co/products (http://www.icetrikes.co/products)
Title: Re: Bicycle riding
Post by: Geronimo on April 25, 2018, 04:49:08 PM
i bought exercise bike and it worked well for me with no resistance, however, as soon as I  added more resistance I got flared up so had to sell the bike. i know many people whose issues started with biking, mainly on hills so please be careful with that.