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Two weeks ago, broke my hip on an easy descent. Bad break 3 months no weight bearing, devastated and really worried about long term prognosis. Anybody out there had same experience ?
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I broke the neck of my femur back in January. 6 weeks non weight bearing (2 crutches), then 6 weeks partial (1 crutch). During the partial phase I started to do some easy turbo work, and at 3 months I started back on the bike.
The most important thing is to do your physio exercises religiously - treat them as a form of training and devote an hour or more per day to them.
There is an excellent and extensive thread that you may find useful on bikeradar:
All the best,
posted by dhague [22 posts] 7th June 2012 - 21:39
Yes in exactly the same position as you! Broke the neck of my femur in March. Just coming up to 3 months now.
I was toe touching though from start and now 50% weight and using a Wattbike. Up to 100 Watts (hooray).
So far so good, but realise that a very bad break and can lead to necrosis etc. So until I can walk and use again as before hard to tell, but going well at the moment.
Just take it easy and heed advice.
Friend of mine broke his at 49 & then again 13 years later - he still managed the e2e 4 months after latest break - amazing.
But I am prepared for a limp and limited ability on bike from now on due to pain etc - could be worse though.
posted by Coolvelo [1 posts] 7th June 2012 - 21:41
You could get really good at cleaning your bike.
Bad luck though.
posted by Raleigh [1728 posts] 7th June 2012 - 22:24
Fracture of a neck of femur is a broken leg not a broken hip! Speak to your Dr and explain your concerns, the Dr may not necessarily be unsympathetic. Getting back too soon is not great, I suspect the pro's who get back super quick are not doing themselves any good long term. I am thinking that taking up swimming could keep up your basic fitness and be good physio(I hate swimming) again your Dr could help! A fractured hip is a very serious injury you may just have to be patient. All the best; when you have cleaned your bikes, mine could do with the once over
posted by SideBurn [787 posts] 7th June 2012 - 22:49
Sea2Sea posted a link to this on Twitter http://www.revolutionsportsinjuries.co.uk/news-room/7-latest-news/33-tom...
it's about the rehab process of Tom Von Kaenel
posted by Tony Farrelly [4135 posts] 7th June 2012 - 23:00
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