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I can't get round on a recumbant bike yet, I am at 94 degrees ROM (just). I find the stationary bike easier myself. Can you try one or both at PT before you buy?
 

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Hi Char,

Hope all is going well with you following your MUA. I purchased a regular stationary bike two days prior to my TKR, but will be returning it for a recumbant this weekend. I have been using it at home but am using a recumbant bike at P.T. and find I like it much better. My P.T. did say that a recumbant would be better for therapy following TKR. Either would be fine though.

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I tried them both when I started therapy. The recumbent is much more gentle on the uh, rear end.
But, I get a better workout and can drive down harder with a regular bike. I get off every five mins to lower the sear, and stretch the leg.
 

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I use the regular one at PT. If I buy one it will be recumbant because it looks easier to get on and stay on. At PT I tell them that I could do an hour as opposed to minutes if the seat were more comfortable. My butt quits before my knees.
 

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Butt (pun), you sit on the motorcycle seat, you might be good with either.
 

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How's your knee feeling today Char? Are you still free of the tight band feeling around your knee? I would so love to be free of that. I see my OS on 13th to see if I have to have an MUA.
 
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