After leg surgery, such as hip surgery or knee surgery, it can sometimes be difficult to get back into the saddle. For cyclists who are back on the road we have the Swinging Pedal as an aid; an eccentric pedal arm.
Safety is a good thing that we consider to be of paramount importance at Swinging Wheels. It is therefore not always safe on the public road. Car drivers who don’t pay attention, low-flying geese, children who suddenly cross the road, very fast cyclists and you name it. These are all possible chances of an accident. An accident can again lead to an operation on the leg and before you know it you will be injured for a while. That is of course very annoying, especially if you, as a fanatic cyclist, prefer to get back on the road as soon as possible.
Eccentric pedal arm
If you are allowed to cycle again after an operation, it is of course important to take it easy. Sometimes it can be difficult to bend your knee. The Swinging Pedal can offer a solution here. This is an eccentric pedal arm specially developed for people who have difficulty bending their knee or hip. By placing this extension on your bicycle, you can cycle from a knee angle of about 100 degrees. If you can move more, the eccentric pedal arm can be adjusted to reduce the angle again. Rehabilitation becomes a lot easier with the Swinging Pedal and this is possible with your own bicycle. The Swinging Pedal is simply mounted on your existing pedal. So no major adjustments need to be made to your bicycle.
Cycling after hip surgery
But when can you get on your bike again? Our most important advice; always listen to the doctor and / or physiotherapist. These people know exactly what you can and cannot do. It is of course different per situation how much time it takes before you can get back on the bike and a doctor can explain this to you in great detail. For example, after a hip operation you can walk again immediately, but you can only get back on the bike after about six weeks. Cycling and swimming are good sports to start with after hip surgery, according to ziekenhuis.nl. With this you hardly put any stress on your hip and this increases the muscle strength and flexibility in your leg. As a result, you will soon be cycling through your local landscape again as usual.