Cyclisme de compétition après opérations aux deux hanches

Translated title of the contribution: Cycling competition after two hip operations

Atzi Tsur

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A man 77 year old has begun to practice cycling and to participate in competitions after he underwent an intervention of right total hip replacement. At the age of 69 year old he had a fracture of his left femoral neck, fixed by Richard's nailing. Afterwards he used to ride up to 250 km a week and to take part in competitions designated for veterans. After having a myocardial infarction during race in mountain at 75 year old he reduce his activity traversing only 400-500 km a months and renounced on competitions. Later on, he began to suffer from pain in the left hip and though, to walk with a cane, without stop cycling. The interest of the hip joint articulation among cyclists is very restricted, since the pelvis does not have practically any mobility. Lowering of the pedal, which requires the more important effort, is carried out by the extensors of the hip, but especially by those of the knee as well as the foot flexors. In cycling, the load on the articulations of the hips is practically reduced, although the great effort.

Translated title of the contributionCycling competition after two hip operations
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)17-19
Number of pages3
Issue number231
StatePublished - Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Cycling
  • Femoral neck
  • Hip
  • Operation


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