A 40-year-old member asked:
how important is therapy after a complete knee joint replacement surgery ?
3 doctor answers
Dr. John Goldman answered
54 years experience Rheumatology
Very: You can have the best orthopedic surgeon in the world but your outcome depends on your preop and postop physical therapy.
Answered on Jul 10, 2012
Dr. Robert Lupo answered
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Very: Therapy is critical after replacement to restore your motion and rebuild strength. I would not perform surgery if i felt a patient would not perform or be unable to do therapy afterwards.
Answered on Nov 26, 2017
Dr. David Fisher answered
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Very important: It is very important for patients to work on regaining range of motion and strength in the muscles around the knee after tka. Failure to do so will lead to stiffness, weakness, and chronic problems. Therapy can be self directed or with a physical therapist, but working on exercises to strengthen the leg, bend and straighten the knee are required. Pain control is also important.
Answered on Apr 6, 2013
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