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Racing after a knee replacement

Got a grim diagnosis from my orthopedic surgeon after he's already put my knee back together again a couple of other times

he is recommending a total knee replacement. I have not found many examples of anybody returning to racing after such a procedure. I realize that you can return to recreational cycling as I do know a handful of people but they are senior citizens and primarily interested in getting around the mountain bike trails in a gentlemanly fashion

im a trackie for the most part but due to location, i do a fair amount of criteriums, but havent been able to in a couple of years. Anything out of the saddle or standing start hasnt been possible for a while

i've seriously considering a second opinion because my doctor doesn't really differentiate between just riding an exercise bike for rehab or taking a cruiser down to the local pub versus an actual race, whether track or road

but just am in research and question mode now
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