Cycling after total hip replacement
I am a keen cyclist and ride with a club. I am scheduled for a Total Hip Replacement in October and am trying to work out at what level I can cycle after surgery. I know cycling is encouraged as part of rehab but I would like to know if I will be able to get back to 100+ miles in a day or even racing. My consultant made it sound as if this was not a good idea. Cycling forums tell stories of cyclists getting back to a good level after surgery but is this high risk and are people being less than wise. Cycling is non impact but a lot of force can go through your joints especially on hard climbs. I would be grateful for any advice or direction as to where I can find it.