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July 25, 2008
jeff33
2 posts
knee replacement
Does anyone know anyone who plays with a knee replacement? I'm 49
and just wondering if there's softball after a TKR.
July 25, 2008
DesertGuy
Men's 60
224 posts
jeff33- If everyone that plays senior ball and has had a TKR were to add to this post, it would probably set a record for the most replies to a question ever. You seem a little young to be considering on, and if you are, good luck and have a great seniors career.
July 25, 2008
diehard
Men's 55
245 posts
Jeff,
I know several players playing now, one has had knee replacement in both knees and the other partial replacements. My Doctor would not do knee replacement to me if I continued to play ball, so he did a Tibial Osteotomy on me, guaranteed that I could run on it for 15 years. And I am playing and running. I also Know a guy that has had hip replacement and plays very well. All of these gentlemen that I speak of play major or major plus and their teams are highly competitive teams in the 50 - 55- and 60 age bracket. So the answer to your question is YES !!!
July 25, 2008
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2667 posts
I know of two that have had knee replacement in Dec of 2007. One is doing great, been playing for 3 months and the other is having a tougher time. I know of 2 others around here that are doing great.
Bruce Walker I hear is doin well with his also.
July 25, 2008
Smokey20
Men's 55
102 posts
Had knee relacement Oct 2006. Playing 50 Major Plus outfield/infield. So far so good. You must keep your weight down and get into a workout program to keep flexibility and range of motion.
July 27, 2008
jeff33
2 posts
thanks for the responses. I feel optimistic that i'll be playing softball
in the future. Thanks agin.
July 27, 2008
Walk
192 posts
Jeff33,
I had mine done May 22 2008 and walked out of the hospital without the help of a walker or a cane. I started hitting again within a month and I am walking 2 miles a day.

As stated before you must keep working out and try to keep the weight off. The only problem I have right now is the quad has to heal before I can play ( I can't run yet but it has only been two months since surgery.) The pain from the surgery was not even as bad as the pain I was going through. I am also having the right knee done in Dec.

Good luck and I hope your surgery goes as well as mine.
Walk
July 28, 2008
cpope
Men's 60
160 posts
Walk, hi old guy. Just heard about the knee, havn't heard from you in a year or so. Other than the knee hope all is going well.

I see Bruce Fairchild once in a while but our team don't get out west to much so I miss some of the old guys.

We almost came to KC but travel cost were to high for the sponcer.
Bruce and Bruce, keep in touch.

PS: what happen to the HBOE?
July 28, 2008
cpope
Men's 60
160 posts
Man you can tell I getting old. this thread I busted in on.
I play every Wednesday with a guy that had both knees and a hip, Carl does a great job and still run well. While it's not a high class league of semiors he feels he is still playing and that's what counts.
I do understand that playing in major caliber of ball, dropping lower is not that appealing but playing IS playing.
I though I would stop 2 years ago after rupturing the achillies but less than 6 months later, back to normal, losing about 10% speed I still feel I can compete. I do plan on playing less games to save this 62 year old body but as long as I get in around 200 plus a year I feel happy.
Good luck to all who have to go any major surgury like this.
But as Walk said, try and keep the rest of the body in shape, take time and do the therapy 100% as required and stay with it. Good luck.
July 28, 2008
Walk
192 posts
Charlie,
Long time no see bro. It is still up and running but it is a YUKU board now. E-mail me.
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