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Rich jones

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3 months in and ready to run?
« on: March 07, 2019, 02:03:08 PM »

Iím three months in and my new bi-lat resurfacing feel great! no pain any more in the joints, Iíve been trying to get to the baths most days for a swim and been on the cross trainer which is really building my muscles back up. My posture is good, standing and walking with a straight back and my limping has nearly disappeared. Just wanted to know whenís a safe time to start a little running on the tread mill?


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Re: 3 months in and ready to run?
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2019, 09:06:04 PM »
Hi Rich,

Did your surgeon (McMinn) provide you with a set of restrictions? Surgeons differ greatly on what you can and cannot do at the various milestones. I  too am a bilateral patient and felt like running/jogging right around the 3-month mark. My surgeon (Dr. Gross) did not allow running until the 6-month post-surgical mark. I've seen other surgeon's restrictions with respect to running more conservative (1 year) and a few more liberal (light running after 3,4 months). I'd confer with your surgeon. I can't personally sway you in any direction. I personally cheated my 6-month restriction and ran in the soft sand a mile or so twice a week with no problems right around 4 months after my surgeries. Whatever you do, be careful and don't overdo it!
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Dr. Gross
December 12, 14 2016
Biomet (uncemented)


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