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[TKR] Both Knees Replaced and Back to Basketball!

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by raucher, Jan 11, 2019 at 2:17 PM.

  1. raucher

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    Although I didn't post during my recovery from my two knee replacements in 2010 and 2013, I have spent a lot of time reading about recoveries on BoneSmart since 2010. Back at the beginning of my knee journey I was concerned that I had lost my ability to play basketball forever. Through the information I gained here on the forum, extensive pre-surgery strengthening and a structured post-op exercise program, I was able to return to playing full court competitive basketball three times a week for 3 hours each session. Now at age 67 I decided I wanted to tell my recovery story and let people know that it is possible to return to an active lifestyle after knee replacement surgery!

    While I understand that not everyone wants to be as physically active as I am, I think for those of us who live this lifestyle, it is important to know there is hope that we can get a life back that includes physically demanding sports. My story of a return to full court competitive basketball was recently featured in a BoneSmart Spotlight article and I'm creating this thread to talk with anyone interested in my recovery details. I'm happy to share them with you and hopefully help others to a successful recovery.

    If you are reading this thread and haven't checked out my Spotlight story, I suggest you do that first. You'll find plenty of details there about how I did it.

    And then I'm ready to answer any questions my fellow BoneSmarties may have!
     
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    Congratulations on a very successful outcome!
     
  3. Kperform

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    Wow! I am inspired. I am 56 years old and played my last basketball game two years ago. I had my knee replaced 4 weeks ago and prior to my knee replacement I had a total of 12 knee surgeries between both knees. All stemming from my refusal to give up basketball. I love the sport and it has always been a big part of my life. My surgeon told me it would be possible to play basketball again but I have never met anyone who returned to basketball after a knee replacement until now. I am very interested in hearing more about what specifically you did to overcome the odds and return to the hardwood.

    Thank you!
     
  4. Josephine

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    @raucher Are those photos on Spotlight all of you? Can you let me have any better quality photos so I can copy your post into our Stories of amazing knee recoveries. We haven't had a fresh one in there for ages!!
     

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