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    Knee replacements and running

    Hi I'm living proof that knee replacements don't mean the end of running.

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    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Vbi...ew?usp=sharing

    So this is what the new knees look like on X-ray

    No medial cartilage and blown meniscii on both knees led to needing this op.

    The lateral compartments and ligaments were still all good.

    Most noticeable is the lack of pain also the knee runs straight now my shoes no longer wear out on one side!
    Last edited by Jim; 10-06-2024 at 02:17 PM. Reason: Clarification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Vbi...ew?usp=sharing

    So this is what the new knees look like on X-ray

    No medial cartilage and blown meniscii on both knees led to needing this op.

    The lateral compartments and ligaments were still all good.

    Most noticeable is the lack of pain also the knee runs straight now my shoes no longer wear out on one side!
    Nice pictures. What advice did the surgeon give you about fell running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike T View Post
    Nice pictures. What advice did the surgeon give you about fell running?
    No running full stop

    We know how addictive it can be so I'm just so happy to be running over the fells again.

    Clearly I'm a work in progress but at the age of 67 I'm not planning on giving up yet

    I'm not on pain relief, use ice and compression if need but so much better than the last few years.

    A full knee could be a different matter but these two partials are shaping up nicely.

    The hard bit is getting fitness back. That's up to me and motivation as always.

    Happy to talk about details.

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    I found this article interesting:

    https://www.health.harvard.edu/healt...nd-hip-surgery

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    Thanks for the link
    I think it comes down to degree
    Weight bearing is happening walking or running, it's possible to control running surfaces and coming down hard.

    The union between bone and metal is up to the body, no glue is used in the op
    Bone needs stress to heal, think traction, the cells line up with the stress lines. Very clever.



    So putting some pressure on the new joints has got to help. But as I said it's a work in progress and so far I'm a happy bunny.

    Thanks again

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    So Saltwell Fell Race felt ok on Tuesday night.
    Part of my work in progress, encouragement for those wanting new knees but were afraid to ask.
    The main task is getting muscle to come back, not easy with age related sarcopenia.
    Lots of spinning bike and yoga (I hate that lama stuff) also steady running on grass and fell trods feels good.
    Finally I know the value of shedding flab, my life long bug bear, still trying to get below 80kg.

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