I’m purely looking for anecdotal experience here. I’ve talked with my surgeon and have his view on things, and his response is “it depends”.
I’m having a proximal femoral nail removed in two weeks. It was inserted following an off during the bike leg of IM Wales in September of last year resulting in
a neck of femur fracture. Healing and rehab went well for swimming and cycling, but due to my build the hardware has been irritating m ITB (protrusion of the distal pin and top locking screw) and I haven’t been able to hit my stride (sorry!) with running. Despite building to 10 miles distance things are just too uncomfortable around the hip, quad and knee
I’m interested in knowing how long it took you to recover after such a procedure. How long before you were comfortable weight bearing, and how long before you resumed training. While considering surgery to remove the nail I’ve been working on overall strength to build durability and have met Chad’s recommendations for strength standards on all but chins, so I’m hoping this will stand me in good stead.
Of course I will take my lead from my surgeon and PT etc…