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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:13 pm 
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Any boaters out there ever had a total knee replacement? If so, any issues getting back in the boat?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:40 pm 
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I know an open boater who had a knee replacement. He was not able to kneel as low as he could before the surgery. The orthopedic surgeon stated that the range of motion for the replacement knee would reach a maximum degree of flexibility that no amount of physical therapy would change.


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A friend of mine had a knee replacement in early February this year. In early June he did an Owyhee trip with me, kneeling in the canoe as usual for the five days of the trip. He really worked at rehab and was concerned he wouldn't be able to handle the kneeling, but ended up just doing fine ... not that that will be everyone's experience.


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Friend around here had one, he was back at it on schedule running Class IV. As with all surgeries its generally how well you rehab and how well your body takes it.

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