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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
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Low impact: Cycling and swimming are good. Most any low impact exercises are ok after total knee replacement.
Dr. John Dearborn
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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Which kind of exercises can a total knee replacement patient do to firm lower body?

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Dr. Joel McClurg
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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What can a total knee replacement patient do to firm lower body?

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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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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What kind of exercises can a total knee replacement patient do?

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Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
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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