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Riding after urethroplasty

Old 05-03-19, 04:27 AM
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Riding after urethroplasty

In mid February I had a freak biking accident that resulted in a torn urethra. After 6 weeks with a catheter it had not healed correctly so I had surgery to repair the tear, followed by another 3 weeks with a catheter, then 3 weeks with limited activity and finally all is back to normal, except for cycling. I should be I to return to cycling in June. I am glad that everything had healed and I would like to keep it that way. I am somewhat worried about urethral strictures, or other problems happening at the repair site. I have been looking into noseless saddles to try and relieve pressure in this area. If there is anyone who has experience with a situation similar to this I would appreciate any insight you could offer.

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that must have hurt! This is a difficult predicament for riding a bicycle. I don’t have any suggestions but I can offer encouragement.
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If it's of any help ...
Following prostatectomy 2 years ago I was fitted with a penile prosthesis to deal with ED. (And it certainly does - but that's another story.) The additional plumbing made the use of normal saddles - Brookes, Specialized - from uncomfortable to impossible. An ISM PN1.1 saddle has been just the thing for the road bike: many thousands of pain-free miles since getting it.
I imagine that whether it would be right for you may depend on how deep your tear is. The ISM takes all the pressure off everything from the scrotum forward. If the tear is in the area behind the scrotum and before the urethra reenters the body it may not be the answer.
Good luck!
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If all else fails, recumbent
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy View Post
If all else fails, recumbent
ABSOLUTELY!!!
Even if its for just a few months... Remember that it takes about six months to repair, that is grow in, the multilayered complex tissues in the pelvic floor. Things need to heal and kinda scar in without becoming the type of scar that is not flexible.

Yep Buddy... Its time for the recumbent!
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