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dcdc68

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EFX machine 4 months post op.
« on: March 01, 2012, 03:35:46 PM »
Hi All,

I'm almost 4 months post op and I've been using the EFX machine approx. 4 times a week for about 3 weeks now.  From what I've read the risk for neck fracture is highest at around 3 months post op.  Is the EFX safe to use at this stage?  I go full weight(don't lean on the side rails) and go pretty hard.  I shoot for about 400 calories in 30 minutes.  I need some reassurance that this is okay.

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dcdc68

hernanu

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Re: EFX machine 4 months post op.
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012, 03:48:31 PM »
Everyone's different, so it's hard to tell you. I did the elliptical at about that time, but was not pumping hard. Have you checked with Dr. Brooks?

How do you feel afterwards?

You're still healing quite a bit at this time, but I'd check with Dr. Brooks. Part of the recovery, I think is challenging your body, but there is a line between challenge and overdoing it.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

mslendzion

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Re: EFX machine 4 months post op.
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2012, 03:26:15 AM »
I have an Octain XRide and have been doing 1/2 hour riides. No pain at all like before the surgery. My PT included a seated bike and the elliptical. They keep me at a non aggressive pace. I'm not pushing as hard as you now but hope to be at 4 months.
Left BHR 1/9/12 Dr. Schmitt

 

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