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Kind Exercises Knee Patient Firm Body
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to your surgeon: Brace use after acl reconstruction is still controversial. Both immediate post-op bracing as well as eventual functional "sports" braces have questionable effectiveness. Most studies show no improvement in knee stability, re-injury rate, or healing time or rates with use of a brace. I still use braces most of the time, however, because subjectively patients feel better with the extra support. ...Read more
Does the second total knee operation usually bother patients less? Had a right 4 years ago and now having a left.
Each one different: Can't predict but there are things you can do to get ready. Ask for exercises you can do to strengthen the muscles that work the knee. Eat a healthy diet with lots of different fresh vegetables, cut way back on processed starchy foods; these measures cut inflammation in the body. After surgery, work hard with the physiotherapists to get that knee moving. Good luck! ...Read more
How can I straighten a leg that has been seemingly frozen, bent at the knee for nearly 3 weeks now? My patient is unable to assist, or comprehend.
See details: Go to the ER or see an orthopedist. It obviously is not going to resolve by itself. ...Read more
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