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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is it okay for me to box after getting a knee replacement surgery?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Boxing after TKA: Qualified yes. Not likely at an elite level of competition. Kick boxing or cage fighting not recommended.
Dr. Scott Hacker
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: Knee replacements can provide years of pain-free activities. The more aggressive the activity, the greater chance to cause problems down the road. Think of them like tires-how you treat them will affect their lifespan. Impact activities like running will shorten their lifespan, while knee-gliding activities like skiing place less stress on them. Chose your miles carefully !

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Should i still be able to box after getting knee replacement surgery?

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Will I still be able to box after getting knee replacement surgery?

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Activity after TKA: That depends on the level of boxing you are participating in. At the recreational level, you should be fine.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What can I do to prepare for knee replacement surgery?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
Strength: Although most pts are limited with pain prior to a tka, doing excercises to build-up your quads will help. This can be straight leg raises and wall sits. Practice using a cane or crutches as well. Building up your iron stores with a MVI (multivitamin) or eating greens will help limit any affects of postop anemia.
Last updated Apr 16, 2017


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