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Best Weight Training Exercises After Knee Surgery
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
Possibly: Elite level sports performance requires near 1 1/2 years of aggressive therapy and strengthening. If you can put this level of effort into your rehab, you can regain your speed and agility. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on how quickly you recover and what your surgeon says. What i say does not matter. ...Read more
Your PT should be --: Able to help you, as he/she'll be able to determine which (or all )muscles need to be strengthened in your thigh (both quads ; hamstrings). They'll be gauging your response to the pt and giving you a home exercise program, all in an effort to rehabilitate you, to attain the best function you can achieve after rev surgery. Do them religiously ; you'll enjoy the results of the surgery. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes, with caution: You may have to modify your golf swing a little as twisting can be hard on the knee. But you should be able to play comparable to your game before surgery. Lifting is not a problem so long as you don't squat too deeply and avoid heavy weights, ie i would suggest light to moderate weights, with more repititions vs. Heavier weights. ...Read more
Diet and exercise: Losing weight after acl surgery is no different than losing weight any other time. Watch your calorie intake, eat healthy (lean proteins, lots of fruits and vegetables, avoid sugary and/or alcoholic drinks, avoid carbs), and of course exercise regularly and increase your overall activity level (i.e. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, park farther away, etc). ...Read more
Best to ask surgeon: Your ability to progress to cardio exercise (stationary bike, elliptical, etc.) after knee arthroscopy depends upon what exactly was done in your knee. A simple meniscal tear debridement (pain "removal") requires minimal internal healing and may allow very rapid return to desired activites (10-14 days). If internal healing is required (acl reocnstruction or other "repair") expect 3-6 week delay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee or kneecap ?: Either way you should receive professional and individual monitoring. Good cardio would include low impact with limited flexing and extending as dictated by the severity of your injury and the amount of healing you have experienced. Cycling, swimming, elliptical and treadmill would all work as long as you do not exceed the degree of healing you have experienced. ...Read more
What type of lifestyle can I expect after meniscus transplant surgery w/ ACL revision? Return to sports? Activities to avoid?
Never give up: The goal of these surgeries is full functional recovery. The success is highly dependent on the post-op rehab. Work hard in rehab. And follow restrictions closely, and you may be surprised with your functional success. Not everyone gets back to high level athletics, but some do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Badminton coach, 22yrs.2months over with my ACL surgery, hamstring autograft.I only do standing core exercise, walk approx 4kms a day. Is it enough?
Yes: You are very early out from your repair and should strongly avoid twisting or pivoting for another couple months. Soft tissue grafts can take 6-9 months to incorportate. We used to say 6 months but per dr. Fu the king of hamstring recon he typically advises 9 mo prior to return to competitive play. Closed chain exercises are strongly advised to avoid shear across the graft. ...Read more
Acl surgery (hamstring autograft) in 3days..Age22, m, badminton coach.When will i be able to atleast walk.Dat too without any external bulky aid?
Balance board!!: After recovery from an ankle sprain, whether deltoid or lateral ligaments, the most effective exercise I have found for my patients is the use of a balance board. They are cheap and effective in improving strength of the muscles/tendons around the ankle and improving proprioception. Always consult your physical therapist and foot/ankle specialist before new activities/exercises. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does 62yo need physical for supervised walking, stretching+strengthening (bands/free weights+plate-loaded equip), swimming, water exercise/volleyball ?
Have disuse atrophy of legs/glutes. have femoroacetabular impingement. Athroscopic surgery in 8 weeks. Will a swimming pool help my recovery? exercise
Personal preference: Both elliptical machines and stationary bikes are great adjuncts to an ACL reconstruction rehabilitation program. They both protect the recovering knee and new ACL from unsafe forces such as rotating and pivoting while also limiting impact loading. Some patients do not like one or the other pieces of equipment, so it is nice to have various options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slowly: Typically, hip reconstruction refers to hip replacement. If that is the case, most surgeons have different protocols on weight bearing and resumption of different activities. In the first six months, it is possible to over-do things and potentially cause a problem to your implant. My best advice is to check with your surgeon and closely follow those instructions to ensure your best result. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends.: Not all tears are the same size and not all repairs heal att eh same speed. If you have a partial thickness or small full thickness tear you can do some strengthening with light weights, but a full thickness tear, especially a moderate to large repair needs to be protected. Your surgeon should be the one to determine whether you are ready to do weight bearing exercises or not. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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