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which type of exercises can a total knee replacement patient do to firm lower body?

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Dr. Christopher Ferguson
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Low impact: Cycling and swimming are good. Most any low impact exercises are ok after total knee replacement.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. John Dearborn
29 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Stationary bike: I really like the stationary bike as a form of exercise for knee replacement patients. Body weight is eliminated, quad strength is improved and weight can be lost, all at the same time.
Answered on Oct 4, 2017
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