I'm on the front end of recovery from a total knee-replacement. I had a top surgeon do the procedure and it went very well, everything's tracking.
I've been told that once this fully heals, 3-5 more months from now, that it'll be as good as new so to speak.
Has anyone here skied on a TKR and please tell me about it.
Obvious concerns are stability over anything else and given that they remove your ACL when doing these part of me is concerned despite that I've been told that it's no worry at all and that the "ACL" has been built-in to the new hardware.
I'd like to know that I can get back to aggressive skiing with it. I weight ~ 250/6'2" now, hoping to get down to 230 or so by the ski season and once I can get cycling again, which should also have the muscles around the hip/knee/leg back in good enough shape to render the knee stable from a muscular perspective.
Anyway, I'm worried a little and it's obviously going to affect my skiing incrementally as I gain faith in the new knee.
I doubt I'll go hit mogul fields again but I must admit, even at 53, they'll be tempting. I would definitely like to hit some good blacks tho as I increase in my ability.
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