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Biking caused my patient to get a total hip replacement

Old 04-22-08, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by ElJamoquio View Post
Did someone mention hips?


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Old 04-22-08, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Robobo1 View Post
I want to see the hips!
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Old 04-22-08, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by banerjek View Post
If his docs are convinced he had properly adjusted his bike, didn't have totally сrap technique, and wasn't suffering from a preexisting condition, it is clear that he wasn't riding enough.

20 miles per day isn't much. Many people on BF have been riding much more than that for a long time.
Exactly, myself and my friends all ride ~200 a week and have NO issues. I know cyclists in their 50s and 60s you have been riding for 20+ years and have NO problems.
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Originally Posted by munkyv22 View Post
Yeah, where is Pete? Probably off doing Doctor stuff. I am sure however that he would add that Osteoarthritis coupled with an RSI using poorly adjusted equipment is kind of a "Duh" diagnosis.
that's so inconsiderate of him: saving lives, when he should be schooling us.
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Old 04-22-08, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by munkyv22 View Post
As stated, without a pre-existing defect or injury to the hip, a degenerative disease or some seriously wrong adjustments to the bicycle, cycling alone cannot have caused the problem.

Amen
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Old 04-22-08, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
that's so inconsiderate of him: saving lives, when he should be schooling us.
I have doubted Pete's commitment to useless arguing on the Internet for a while now. I just don't think his heart is really in it.
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Originally Posted by AD1985 View Post
I'm a nursing student and today I talked to a man who was in a lot of pain after requiring a total hip replacement on his right side. I asked him what was the cause and he told me it was biking. He flew in from a small town in Nevada (no surgeons there) and biked about 20 miles a day. He said the biking motion wore down on his hip area until there was nothing left and now he can barely walk.

Scary stuff. Has anyone else known of or dealt with this problem?
I knew it… I knew my Doctor is evil. After I had to have my Left hip replaced; due to congenital defects and life long condition exacerbation(overweight, heavy lifting, walking on concrete 10 hours a day for fifteen years): my Doctor recommended bicycling as a safe and effective form of exercise.

I see it all so clear now… he just wants me to destroy the Right hip now, so he can replace it too. That greedy money hungry…

Starting to ride a bike again has been one of the best things I've done in my life in a long time. I hope it will slow down the problems with my right hip.

Edit: Most of this post was sarcasm by the way… I have no intentions of giving up my riding.

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Old 04-22-08, 03:04 PM
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My grandmother smoked and drank, didn't exercise, and ate lots of fried food. She lived to 93. Should I infer from this that if we all do the same we will all live longer?

I think it's fair to say that you are looking at a pretty small sample size (of one, to be precise); so I wouldn't concern yourself about your hips disintegrating whilst riding.
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Old 04-22-08, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by tombailey View Post
I think it's fair to say that you are looking at a pretty small sample size (of one, to be precise); so I wouldn't concern yourself about your hips disintegrating whilst riding.
However, you should be concerned about your mind letting go. I'm sure there is a physiological reason so many of us become schwagaholics...
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Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
Did someone mention hips?

whoa, this was posted by a Texan? cool...
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Old 04-22-08, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by banerjek View Post
However, you should be concerned about your mind letting go. I'm sure there is a physiological reason so many of us become schwagaholics...
Very true. If you DO ever need a hip replacement you won't be able to afford it as you'll choose to spend the money to shave 13g off your seatpost.
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I live in Canada... hips are free here so I will still have enough money for schwag which is good because bad hips run in the family.

My grandfather had 5 hip replacement surgeries and none of these slowed him down... this is why after 1 and 2 he needed 3, 4, and 5. In his eighties he could still dead lift and carry 500 pounds up a set of stairs... and did.

My uncle is in his sixties and has had both his hips replaced...he is the spitting image of my grandfather (his dad) and his sister and my aunt has also had both her hips replaced.

I hope I take after my maternal grandfather...he was still living on his own and taking care of a few acres of garden when he was in his late nineties, had no joint problems, no heart problems, and was sharp as a tack.

He lived to be 100 which actually made him short lived compared to his sisters who lived to 110, 105, and 107.
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Originally Posted by Pig_Chaser View Post
whoa, this was posted by a Texan? cool...

BIG +1
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OP you left out alot of important info. "A man" covers alot of ground. How old, physical health, on and on. If this man just rode any bike even one with a crummy position 20 miles a day I doubt it would cause a hip replacment.

Now I had a job one summer in college, making shoes. My job for 8 hours a day was to pull part of the shoe over the last and staple the leather to the inner sole. Had I done that for 20 years I would have needed to replace something but I would have a right forearm like Popeye.
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
I live in Canada...

He lived to be 100 which actually made him short lived compared to his sisters who lived to 110, 105, and 107.
Well, yeah, but they had to live all those years in Canada.
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If he had not been riding, he would probably have needed a new hip years ago.
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I've enjoyed the last 42 years here and expect the next 42 to be even better.

Perhaps I'll find that hot stoker for the tandem by then.

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Originally Posted by AD1985 View Post
(I used to jog and stopped when I learned jogging can cause knee problems and shin splints)

He says the doctor told him specifically that the biking is what caused the damage, and that he should have done warm ups before riding at all.
First, just because jogging can cause knee problems and shin splints doesn't mean it will.

Secondly, that's a medical opinion, not fact. It cannot be proven.

Keep riding, or jogging, and just be smart. Warm up and cool down and stretch and breathe.
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Originally Posted by AD1985 View Post

Scary stuff.
You should switch your profession ASAP!
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Originally Posted by skiracing View Post
You should switch your profession ASAP!
+1 Billion

"A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse who has completed specific advanced nursing education (generally a master's degree) and training in the diagnosis and management of common as well as complex medical conditions."

Did you actually complete above said education?
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Did someone mention hips?

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Is he of Scandinavian decent? I have a friend who had both hips replaced at 35. The hip sockets just wore out. He told me the doctor said it was hereditary. He said it is rare but seen in people from Wisconsin to Idaho. He does not ride bicycles.
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