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    Big Grin Hi! Need help - any belly dancers with knee replacements?

    Hi, my name is Celeste and I've been dancing/teaching eight years, and of course LOVE this dance! Unfortunately I need double knee replacement...are there any belly dancers out there with replacements? I need advice, comments, input, results. Thanks.

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    I have not so great knees, but they haven't been replaced. My mom had both of hers done and was estatic with the results. The only thing she couldn't do post-replacement was get down on the floor and get back up, so that eliminates floor work, I reckon. Other than that, her knees were better than new. The surgery has advanced since she had hers done ten years ago, so you might be even better off. Good luck!

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    Hi Celeste, welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear that you need knee replacement surgery. I don't personally know anyone who has had that op, so can't help there. Have you spoken with the surgeon about limitations/restrictions? Even physiotherapist would probably be able to help with info.
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    Welcome in this wonderfull forum !!!

    Enjoy reading and posting

    You have to take care of somethings/movements with your knee's.
    No turkish drops, no deep down sits, take care of the knee driven shimmies, and some other details.
    If you are near a good teacher you are lucky, she/he will inform you.
    Other way ask your doctor what movements are risky and inform your teacher and avoid them.
    Just dont stop dancing, gives so much Joy

    Maria Aya, Greece

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    Here is a questions for Egyptian slyle dancers:

    I have problem with my knees too, Is it possible to do a knee driven shimmie without locking the knee all the way and angaging the but muscle? would it still look Egyptian?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aire View Post
    Here is a questions for Egyptian slyle dancers:

    I have problem with my knees too, Is it possible to do a knee driven shimmie without locking the knee all the way and angaging the but muscle? would it still look Egyptian?
    Heyyyyyyy its wrong from the begining to LOCK the knee back.
    Keep it more lose, make the movement slower, and make your thighs (up legs) to keep all the movement instead of the knee (grrr dont know how to explain this better without showing this in flesh)

    Hope you get it
    Maria Aya

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria_Aya View Post
    Heyyyyyyy its wrong from the begining to LOCK the knee back.
    Keep it more lose, make the movement slower, and make your thighs (up legs) to keep all the movement instead of the knee (grrr dont know how to explain this better without showing this in flesh)

    Hope you get it
    Maria Aya

    thanks Maria I do get the picture Slower, looser, and no locking of knees.

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