A 43-year-old member asked:
could daily exercise prolong the need for knee replacement?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Possibly.: If your exercise consists of non-impact activities, such as swimming, biking or walking. Keeping your muscles strong and your body weight down, may delay the need for a knee replacement. You should check with your orthopedic doctor, to make sure these activities are ok for you.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Does daily exercise postpone the need for knee replacement?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Rheumatology 33 years experience
Yes: Daily exercise has shown to be helpful in postponing knee replacement. Daily exercise increases the strength of the hamstring and quadricep muscles which help support the knee which reduces osteoarthritis symptoms of the knee. It most liklely would be helpful in inflammatory diseases but it may not postpone knee replacement as much as the osteoarthritis.
Last updated May 12, 2018
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