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What is a good way to get exercise after tearing your knee cartilage?

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Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Low impact exercises: Low impact exercises are generally a good idea when one is suffering from knee injuries. Riding a stationary bike, elliptical machines, or swimming are exercises that will help strengthen the muscles around the knee without causing significant discomfort. Avoid squats or lunges.
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 19 years experience
Depends: Assuming that you mean a meniscus tear, usually low-impact exercise such as a stationary bike or eliptical machine can help improve your range-of-motion and strength.

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