Chrissie Muir, from Rock, has been in touch. She might need a hip replacement but is concerned that this will put a stop to her gig rowing.
Is there anyone out there who has had such an operation and found they can or can’t get back to rowing? Please leave a message below if you can help.
Here’s Chrissie’s message:
Hi thereI wonder if it is possible to put a message out to other rowers to see who has continued rowing after a hip replacement and find out what their experience has been? Can they row to the same level? Have they had any problems with dislocations? etcI have just started rowing again after a three-year gap (after rowing for 12 years with just an 18-month gap to recover from breast cancer) but have been told by the hip surgeon that rowing on a new hip is not recommended at all because of the risk of dislocation and general problems that would cause down the line.I haven’t got the new hip yet – going to try and see if the old one will hold out long enough to get me to the Scillies next year! (Just turned 50, by the way.)Thanks in advanceChrissie