New knee due.
Well guys I've just been told that within a few years I'm gonna need a new knee joint.
I'm 47 and have been pushing the metal for 30 years.
I can still squat 180k and press 450+k for reps.
I've had 2 major knee re-con's and it now seems it's now finally on the way out.
I still cycle time trials and can do a 10 mile in 20 minutes and a 50 in under 2 hours so I am still pretty fit.
I've been told to carry on far as long as I can, then get the new joint and then that'll be it. No more "proper" sports.
Any help, experience or advise will be really appreciated.
My dad got his done at 53 and he could not be happier. His quality of life has drastically improved, he now can bike, mountain climb and even go skiing. These were things he could not do before. As for no more proper sports i disagree, you might not be able to press 450k but it will be worth it in the long run. Take care and good luck!
"SPES ET FIDES"
Hey, sorry to be so late to post here. If you haven't completed your procedure, I recommend you consult with Bill Morgan in Worcester, MA. He is/was the orthopedic surgeon for the Boston Red Sox. He has helped me personally with a pec major avulsion. It's a small world but in talking with his sister-in-law, who works for him and coincidentally has a daughter in my daughter's gymnastics class..... he has developed a cutting edge knee replacement that she describes as being fantastic. Supposedly, it is very different from conventional knee replacements. I don't know enough about it give you details but she has described it as being much closer to that of a true knee joint.
In any event, I wish you the best of luck.
"You still got the tools, but they're different" (Angelo Dundee => Muhammad Ali)
leaning out a bit
"One guy thinks he can, another guy thinks he can't. Both are right. Which one are you son?" (Nike commercial football coach)
Thanks PC1, that's really good news.
To date my surgeon wants to wait as he thinks I'm too young for the surgery yet but this new op' sound cool.
I'll check it out.