A 43-year-old member asked:
Which type of exercises can a total knee replacement patient do to firm lower body?
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Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
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.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Which kind of exercises can a total knee replacement patient do to firm lower body?
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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
A lot: Avoiding excessive cutting and pivoting and pounding activities (like running and jumping) are important. Otherwise there aren't many limitations after knee replacement. Biking, swimming, walking, and elliptical trainers are all excellent exercises for leg strengthening.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
What can a total knee replacement patient do to firm lower body?
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Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Exercise Bike: Recumbent or regular. 4-5 days per week x 30 minutes. Slowly increase resistance. On the days that you don't use the bike, go for a long walk. The walking is ok to start about 6 weeks post-op and thereafter. A stairmaster is another good leg strength alternative.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
What kind of exercises can a total knee replacement patient do?
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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 54 years experience
Low impact: There are really no restrictions on what one does after a replacement if one follows basic common sense and avoids any activity that produces undue stress on the knee.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2017
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