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What is the typical physical therapy protocol for total hip and total knee replacement?

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Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Strengthening, etc: The cornerstone of therapy protocols following hip and knee replacement centers on gait training and strengthening. Hip replacement patients should focus on walking, abductor and gluteal strengthening, while knee replacement patients should focus on range of motion of the knee, quadriceps strengthening program.
Answered on Aug 12, 2015
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