the severity of my damage (one break pef cuff in different occasions) may have been mild as I did not need the hardware others have mentioned.
The surgeon referred to them as a torn cuffs.
There was a very minor annoyance factor while riding for the first year or so.
The necessary motion range while riding is limited, but on the times when I need to push or pull the bike on the trail, if there is pain I just stop, change my angle and try again. Not really a big problem, the extra time to cuffsit is a second or so.
I had an above average range of motion before the breaks and operations... now it is just normal with some pain on extreme stretches on the left cuff compared to the one on the right.
Paul, I hope this helps you apres surgery riding plans.
Ask and obey your doctor/s, and physiotherapists!
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
EduardoMas screwed with this post 01-24-2013 at 08:56 PM