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what type of exercise bike is recommended for knee replacement therapy

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Dr. Michael Lee
17 years experience Sports Medicine
Early : Early physical therapy is very important to obtain full range of motion in your knee after knee replacement. You should expect physical therapy two t ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Too long to asnwer: Here, but there are some important goals, including safety, strengthening and walking. Hip rehab will include this plus reviewing universal hip precau ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Strengthening, etc: The cornerstone of therapy protocols following hip and knee replacement centers on gait training and strengthening. Hip replacement patients should f ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: The specifics of each person's aftercare following orthopedic surgery, such as a total knee, will depend on your own unique presentation. This is a qu ... Read More
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Stupple
8 years experience General Practice
Walking and more: Physical therapy is central to recovery. Standing and walking, with assistance, is usually started within 24 hrs. Beyond that, specific therapy protoc ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rockower
45 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Lots of exercise: You will need to strengthen the muscles around your hip. You will lift it in multiple directions, and walk on it ("weight bear") to get used to the n ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
21 years experience Sports Medicine
Consult your surgeon: Many surgeons have slightly different protocols as the technique and grafts vary. In general, you will start with range of motion exercises and conti ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Exercise: A combination of a cardiovascular and resistance program would be used. The exact exercised would be based on age, obesity, type of impairment, cost, ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
19 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Roughly 6 months: This is not my strong suite, as i work with children exclusively. But it is important to rehabilitate under the direct supervision of a skilled physic ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
53 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Low impact: There are really no restrictions on what one does after a replacement if one follows basic common sense and avoids any activity that produces undue st ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Total hip: Initially, spinal and femoral block anesthesia with an injection of pain medication cocktail into the operative area. Then iv/im morphine or similar a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Flanagan
47 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Post THA PT protocol: It depend on the type of approach you had for your total hip. You should consult with your surgeon and physical therapist to determine the correct pr ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Walking, etc: After hip surgery, for the most part, there is transient weakness of the hip abductor and hip extensors. Therefore, after surgery, a program of walki ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Decreased pain: Being in a pool reduces the effects of gravitly on the body. This allows patients with moderate to advanced arthitis or limited mobility to complete ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
17 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Depends: While certain diagnoses such as osteoarthritis typically cause hip pain later in life, some problems such as avascular necrosis, dysplasia, or perthe ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Need more info: Sorry to hear about your knee. "crushed " doesn't sound good but i need more information to give u an answer. It would be best to look @ your x-rays a ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Avoid pounding: Its probably best to perform cardio exercises which will allow pounding or knee impact the best exercises would probably be cycling, elliptical ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Many: Heat and or ice is used for this. Gentle range of motion exercises is used. One may need limited splinting. Orthotics may be used. Occupational th ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: Buckling is often related to instability from tears and exercises will not help until the damage is repaired. If the buckling is due to muscle weakne ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not generally: The knee replacement is stable at the time that it is performed. We use your own ligaments and tendons and do not generally harm them during surgery. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
Several: You can get similar benefits of exercise with high knee jacks as with jogging but with less stress on your joints. They also strengthen your arm, leg ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Gradual improvement: Every patient will recover at their own pace following a knee replacement. Healthy signs include gradual reduction in pain and swelling around the kn ... Read More

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