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Doctor insights on: Best Weight Training Exercises After Knee Surgery

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How long before i can recommence training following ACL knee surgery?

How long before i can recommence training following ACL knee surgery?

It depends: It depends on how quickly you recover and what your surgeon says. What i say does not matter. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Knee Surgery (Definition)

Knee surgery may be done for congenital, traumatic or degenerative causes. Arthroscopy is a common method for treating cartilage and ligament problems. Open surgeries are commonly performed for fractures. Knee joint replacement may be done in (usually) older individuals with knee joint arthritis that impairs their daily function and which is not ...Read more


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Docs, what's best medicine for pain after knee surgery?

Docs, what's best medicine for pain after knee surgery?

Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) or Vicodin.: These are the two that we use. They are very effective, however, they are addictive. We usually prescribe it one time only, with no refills, for almost all of the knee surgery we do. ...Read more

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What's the best way to strengthen my quads after knee surgery?

What's the best way to strengthen my quads after knee surgery?

See Physical Therapy: seeing a physical therapist would be the best thing to do to get specific recommendations for the type of injury you had. See your primary care doc for a referral. One thing that's worked for me personally is one-legged squats. Start off standing on one foot with the other bent behind you for balance, squat down keeping the knee above the toe then extend back up. Go down as far as you can tolerate ...Read more

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I need help losing weight after a knee surgery. Any suggestions?

I need help losing weight after a knee surgery. Any suggestions?

Water aerobics: Losing weight is dependent on an active lifestyle and proper diet. After knee surgery, water aerobics and swimming are very good low impact exercises. Check with your surgeon first to make sure it is ok for you to start an exercise program. ...Read more

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Would losing weight be a good alternative to having knee surgery?

Would losing weight be a good alternative to having knee surgery?

Absolutely: Depending on how severe your arthritis is, weight loss should make a big difference, from experience with my own patients. But even if you still need surgery, weight loss will lower your surgical complication risks, and make post op therapy a lot more successful and tolerable. I hope the best for you. ...Read more

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Best ways to stay in shape after knee surgery?

Best ways to stay in shape after knee surgery?

Depends: If you mean from a cardio standpoint it depends what kind of knee surgery you had. You should be asking your orthoedic surgeon this question as he/she may want to be restricting your activity. They may not want you running if you have some wear and tear issues in your knee. ...Read more

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What pants are best to wear after knee surgery?

What pants are best to wear after knee surgery?

Loose fitting: After knee surgery it is very common to have swelling in the operative leg for some time. It varies greatly from patient to patient. ear loose fitting pants as long as there is swelling noted to prevent excessive pressure on the operative limb. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Weight Training (Definition)

This is an exercise program focusing on strength training via use of resistance. The weights used can be barbells, dumb bells, track machines with ...Read more