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ashee111cat

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Rugby
« on: November 09, 2014, 07:08:19 PM »
Hi all,
I'm 49, as fit as most 35 year olds (apart from the new right hip, obviously) and have always played squash, tennis, cricket and rugby. I fully intend to resume said activities, but my surgeon is not too keen on the rugby for fear of fracture. Thoughts anyone?

Dannywayoflife

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Re: Rugby
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2014, 07:34:44 PM »
I do some fairly extreme stuff like judo but personally I wouldn't go back on a rugby pitch. For me there's too many variables that would be out of my control
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ashee111cat

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Re: Rugby
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2014, 08:05:13 PM »
Hi Danny - thanks. I'm only really concerned about impact - do you think that would be more severe than a judo landing? Cheers

Dannywayoflife

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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2014, 08:29:08 PM »
Absolutely mate in judo you expect to get thrown and your fighting 1 person. In rugby you can be hit from any angle by multiple people. It's one of the few things I will avoid.
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ashee111cat

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Re: Rugby
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2014, 09:06:41 PM »
THanks mate. Not the answer I wanted, but appreciate your honesty. At the moment I'm struggling in the gym a bit anyway.

Dannywayoflife

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Re: Rugby
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2014, 07:27:49 AM »
Fairone mate, I know it can be hard. Personally what I do is I weigh risk and reward up. Even with judo I refuse to do something's in the warm up etc just cos I'm not really going to get anything out of it but potentially it could harm me.
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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2014, 04:21:14 PM »
I would think about what position you could play in. Are you talking real rugby or League? ;D.
If you are first or second row you are not going to be moving too quick when you get hit or if. I have not played since my BHR but I am a bit of a special case. I have fractured mine and healed.
When I played I managed a whole game once without actually handling the ball so hence didn't get tackled once. Went in for a few.
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ashee111cat

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Re: Rugby
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2014, 07:00:26 PM »
THanks Jason - second row: you're right, wouldn't know what to do if anyone gave me the ball! My physio is all for it. As you say, no chance of me moving very fast anyway! If I say our #6 is 65 it'll give you an idea of the standard (great way to work up a thirst tho!)

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Re: Rugby
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2014, 07:28:56 PM »
Forgive my lack of knowledge, but do you have any padding when you play rugby?  People have played ice hockey professionally after a HR and as everyone knows there is a ton of hitting in hockey.
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Dannywayoflife

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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2014, 08:46:07 PM »
God no! No pads in rugby mate!!! It's like your American Football but without all the fancy pads :D
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ashee111cat

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Re: Rugby
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2014, 09:19:49 PM »
Some sort of padding could be a way forward tho - I've read about hockey players resuming pro careers. Also, it must be one hell of an impact for skiers too (or is it only ones who don't fall over?)

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« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2014, 09:37:19 PM »
I can't think of any padding which would afford the hip any extra protection though :/
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Re: Rugby
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2014, 11:06:35 PM »
I'm not sure you will ever get a surgeon's blessing to return to rugby even with normal hips so I wouldn't worry too much about that.
There have been several posts on this site where people have fractured their fully healed resurfaced hips in accidents but the resurface always holds up. I haven't heard of anyone's hip breaking at the device except for the few foolish ones who didn't follow the healing period before returning to impact.

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ashee111cat

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Re: Rugby
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2014, 08:11:23 AM »
I've seen the future and it's moto-cross padded shorts!!!! My surgeon did say I could equally likely break the good hip, so I'm gonna give it  go. Could be run over by a bus tomorrow!!

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Re: Rugby
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2014, 08:53:47 AM »
Good luck mate and let us know how you get on! :)
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Re: Rugby
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2014, 04:06:51 PM »
I'm using G-form padded shorts for mountain biking. Good product.
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ashee111cat

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Re: Rugby
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2014, 04:56:24 PM »
THanks moe - is that in the UK?

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Re: Rugby
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2014, 05:56:19 PM »
Bi-lateral, BHR, Dr Marchand. 7-13-09

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Re: Rugby
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2014, 09:25:10 AM »
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