Bilateral Knee Replacement for Olympic Cyclist
an interview with Chris Nowacki
Chris Nowacki spends time with us discussing her husband’s bilateral knee replacement. Wallander (Wally) Nowacki was an Olympic cyclist for Team Poland early in his life. However, finding himself in need of two new knees at age 65, he took the leap and did both knees at once. Chris and Wally did extensive research on how to best prepare for knee replacement surgery. They examined how to best recover afterward. Click the Play button above to listen to the interview. And look for a special bonus at the end of the interview – a nice surprise there for you.
The Impact of Cycling on the Knee
Cycling is a great low-impact aerobic activity. Cyclists are usually more efficient on both hills and flat terrain when they pedal quickly (at about 80-85 rpm) rather than at slower cadences. And cycling is considered a knee-sparing exercise. This is because it does not require an impact with the ground. However, the repetitive motion of pedaling can lead to a variety of overuse knee injuries. The majority of cycling injuries are indeed caused by overuse. This leads to cumulative tissue microtrauma and consequent symptoms. In overuse injuries, the problem is often not acute tissue inflammation, but chronic degeneration. Source: Chester Knee Clinic
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Thank you Chris and Wally for your commitment to getting the X10 for recovery. This bilateral knee surgery for Wallander Nowacki, was a great success.
The X10 Meta-Blog
We call it a “Meta-Blog.” In these articles, we step back and give you a broad perspective on all aspects of knee health. We explore surgery and recovery and such subjects as ‘Bilateral Knee Replacement for Olympic Cyclist’.
This is a one-of-a-kind blog. We gather together great thinkers, doers, and writers. And it is all related to Knee Surgery, Recovery, Preparation, Care, Success, and Failure. Meet physical therapists, coaches, surgeons, and patients. And as many smart people as we can gather to create useful articles for you. You may have a surgery upcoming. Or in the rear-view mirror. Maybe you just want to take care of your knees to avoid surgery. In all cases, you should find some value here. Executive Editor: PJ Ewing (firstname.lastname@example.org)