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Geoffrey Rogers
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 11:16 am GMT +0000    Post subject: rotator cup tendon? Reply with quote

I damage my rotator cup tendon last summer in a mtn bike crash Sad It has started to bother me again. I already seeing someone for treatment. My question are: if I have to have it operated on a) what the recovery time before starting PT, b) when can I expect to be able to get on a trainer, c) when can I expect to start road riding and d) when can I expect to get on a mtn bike?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 11:32 am GMT +0000    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geoffrey:

These are questions that you should fire at your orthopedic doctor, which, I am sure you will do. Roughly, you should plan on a recovery time of 2-3 months. Your doctor will start you on physical therapy early in the recovery phase to help mobilize the shoulder.

You could literally be on a trainer the day after surgery, provided you chose the right trainer, a recumbent trainer. There is not load placed on your shoulder with a recumbent trainer. You could also be road riding sooner on a recumbent bike, but get the clearance from your doctor before you jump on one. The tough question of when to get back on the trails I will dodged and leave that one answered by your orthopedic doctor.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 11:03 am GMT +0000    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the info. this helps with forming the timeline on when I need to make decisions.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:55 pm GMT +0000    Post subject: Reply with quote

FWIW, after I disolocated my shoulder, I was "allowed" to ride one of those sit down bikes at the gym the next day while my arm was in a sling.
Not the same as really riding, but it's something...and it has kept me in shape.
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