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Author Topic: Getting back to climbing after revision surgery  (Read 9892 times)

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Tim Bratten

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Getting back to climbing after revision surgery
« on: April 01, 2012, 05:59:43 PM »
Five weeks and four days after my revision surgery I started training in my home climbing gym. Today it's eight days later and I've completed four diffrerent training sessions, getting stronger each time. Here are some photos:







I'm still taking it easy, because I don't want to cause an impact on my new hip but I feel that by eight and a half weeks (two weekends more) I should have no problem beginning to climb outside.  I let you know how this progesses as time goes by.
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David

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Re: Getting back to climbing after revision surgery
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2012, 06:50:28 PM »
nice...
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Woodstock Hippy

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Re: Getting back to climbing after revision surgery
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2012, 05:42:07 PM »
Is that inside your house?  Nice!
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Tim Bratten

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Re: Getting back to climbing after revision surgery
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2012, 01:12:59 PM »
Is that inside your house?  Nice!

Yeah, we built a small addition to our house especially for the gym.
Last Sunday (two months after surgery) I went climbing outside for the first time in more than six months. Before my revision surgery, the last two times I went climbing outside (in late July and October), I wound up in so much pain I could hardly walk for a week afterwards. With my revised hip everything's going just fine so far.

Hiking up to the routes with my daughter:



Climbing a 5.8 crack to face:





My daughter top roping the same route:





Climbing a 5.9 arete (the left leg is the operated one, see how good it works?):







All and all I climbed the 5.8, the 5.9, a couple of easy 5.10s and then set up an easier route for my daughter to lead. My new hip is taking it like a champ!
« Last Edit: December 29, 2013, 01:09:56 AM by Tim Bratten »
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stephen1254

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Re: Getting back to climbing after revision surgery
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2012, 01:52:19 PM »
Impressive. And no pain or stiffness afterward?
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Tim Bratten

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Re: Getting back to climbing after revision surgery
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2012, 02:14:17 PM »
And no pain or stiffness afterward?

Right after climbing I was loose as a goose, but I was a little bit sore when I went for my 3 mile walk after work on Monday. However, I have to say that the one hour plus commute I do to get to work makes me feel stiffer than all that climbing! Driving in the car for long periods of time really stiffens me up still.   
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Tin Soldier

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Re: Getting back to climbing after revision surgery
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2012, 09:05:03 PM »
Well that answers my question I posted on another thread.  Sweet, I'd like to get back into bouldering.  Maybe do a little this summer. 
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phillwad

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Re: Getting back to climbing after revision surgery
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2012, 11:41:49 AM »
I am impressed - makes my outing to the REI climbing wall in Pittsburg seem tame!

Tim Bratten

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Re: Getting back to climbing after revision surgery
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2012, 12:21:11 AM »
Sorry for the blatant plug, and my blog is a definite conceit, but if anyone is interested in following my attempts to get back to climbing I'll be putting detailed information here

http://tbratten.blogspot.com.ar

« Last Edit: May 09, 2012, 01:11:15 PM by Tim Bratten »
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phillwad

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Re: Getting back to climbing after revision surgery
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2012, 02:03:37 AM »
The progress on the blog is fantastic - enjoy

Tim Bratten

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Re: Getting back to climbing after revision surgery
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2012, 06:49:53 PM »
The progress on the blog is fantastic - enjoy

Thanks phillwad, glad to see someone is looking in!
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Mike D

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Re: Getting back to climbing after revision surgery
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2012, 07:05:42 PM »
Tim,
They are impessive pics at any stage, 6 weeks post op makes them even more so.
Like you, my THR feels strong and I aim to test it respectfully over the next two decades!
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Anna

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Re: Getting back to climbing after revision surgery
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2012, 07:44:54 PM »
Tim, those photos are ace. It give me a little hope!  :)
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