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A 43-year-old member asked:

what's a way to exercise with a total knee replacement?

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Dr. Audie Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Carefully : Can do gym workouts, swimming, walking, biking.
Dr. John Dearborn
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Low impact: I let my patients do everything except sports that involve running.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

How can I exercise with a total knee replacement?

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Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Low impact: The type of exercise depends on the timing following knee replacement. Initially, one focuses on range of motion exercises and learning how to walk properly. Following the immediate recovery period, one focuses on low impact quadriceps strengthening exercises. Good exercises are riding a stationary bike, elliptical machines and swimming.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How soon after a total knee replacement should someone use an exercise machine?

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Dr. Stephen Rockower
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Ask your PT: Work with your physical therapist to get back into an exercise routine. It shouldn't be too long!
A 35-year-old member asked:

How soon after a total knee replacement can someone use a continuous passive motion exercise machine?

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Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 54 years experience
Right away: Cpm can be used immediately after surgery especially if a epidural catheter is in place.

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