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How do I exercise after a total knee replacement?

How do I exercise after a total knee replacement?

Exercise with total: The only major restriction on exercise for total knees is to avoid jogging or running as your aerobic exercise. Jumping and landing exercise are also not great because like jogging, you can cause loosening of the implant from the bone or cement fixation. This also can speed the wear down of the plastic bearings. Bicycles, tai chi, walking, swimming, dancing, golf, tennis, ellipticals are all good. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
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Total Knee Replacement (Definition)

Total knee replacement: a surgical procedure in which damaged parts of the knee joint are replaced with artificial parts. They cap the end of the thigh bone, under surface of the knee cap and the top surface ...Read more


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

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

1st week is okay: As most therapists don't need any machines to perform proper therapy. Manual therapy can achieve excellent results without machines. However, machines can be used as an adjunct to good manual stretching and strengthening programs. Stationary bikes can start early in the first week as the swelling reduces. Weights should be avoided until full extension is gained from your stretching program. ...Read more

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How soon after a total knee replacement could someone use a continuous passive motion (cpm) exercise machine?

How soon after a total knee replacement could someone use a continuous passive motion (cpm) exercise machine?

1 hours: Ideally you should be placed on it in the recovery room whole still sedated. Once you are able to move the knee on your own, the benefit of continuous passive motion is less apparent. ...Read more

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How can I exercise with a total knee replacement?

How can I exercise with a total knee replacement?

With advise: You can exercise after knee replacement, and it is a good idea. The best exercise is that which avoids stress across the knee. Although you want to strengthen the muscles around the knee, you do not want to place undue stresses across the replaced knee. Your orthopedist and your physical therapist can best advise you. ...Read more

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What exercises could I do with total knee replacement?

Low impact exercises: Keep to low impact exercises like stationary bike, elliptical and swimming are good exercises. Focus on strengthening the quadriceps and avoid deep knee bends, lunges, and squatting. ...Read more

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What are the exercises after total knee replacement surgery?

Strength and motion: Patients lose 30-50% of muscle strength after tka and have to exercise to regain that strength. Leg raising, walking, and progressive exercises to improve the quadriceps function will help. Motion exercises include bending the knee to regain flexion and full extension (straightening). These should be done 3-4 times/day. Bending, biking, and pulling on the leg in flexion will help. ...Read more

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What kind of exercises can a total knee replacement patient do?

What kind of exercises can a total knee replacement patient do?

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. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the exercise after total knee replacement surgery?

I was wondering what are the exercise after total knee replacement surgery?

You will do many: Different exercises. However, there are two main areas that a pt will work with you. First, you will need to work on stretching your hamstrings, making sure you get your knee in full extension. The second, which is very close to this, is quadriceps strengthening. Overall gait stabilization is also important. Pre-surgery exercises programs have demonstrated success in better post-surgery outcomes. ...Read more

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What are some exercises I can do after having total knee replacement surgery?

See below please: 1-quadriceps sets tighten your thigh muscle. Try to straighten your knee. Hold for 5 to 10 seconds.
2-straight leg raises
3-ankle pumps
4-knee straightening exercises
5-bed-supported knee bends
6-sitting supported knee bends
7-sitting unsupported knee bends
7-walking
8-stair climbing and descending
9-standing knee bends
10-sted knee bends
11-exercycling
you could find detail on this web site. ...Read more

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Which kind of exercises can a total knee replacement patient do to firm lower body?

Which kind of exercises can a total knee replacement patient do to firm lower body?

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. ...Read more

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Which type of exercises can a total knee replacement patient do to firm lower body?

Which type of exercises can a total knee replacement patient do to firm lower body?

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. ...Read more

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I am 3 mos. Post op from total knee replacement. I have pain in knee and It's hot and slightly swollen. Could this be from excessive exercise?

I am 3 mos. Post op from total knee replacement. I have pain in knee and It's hot and slightly swollen. Could this be from excessive exercise?

@ 3 mos it should: B quieting down. Red, warm & swollen would worry me. Is there pain also? Get in to see your surgeon, a low grade smoldering infection is possible. Loosening is a possibility, but pretty early for that. I would want to r/o infection first. That means aspiration & culturing the aspirate. ...Read more

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Why does my butt hurt after a total knee replacement?

Why does my butt hurt after a total knee replacement?

Butt attached to leg: You have likely been compensating for your knee prior to your surgery. This can throw your pelvis off but you don't notice it because it works. Now that your knee is fixed, you're likely walking more normally so you notice that your pelvis is off and your butt hurts. A good do can apply some omm to re-right your pelvis and help alleviate some of the pain. ...Read more

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What do I do about pain after a total knee replacement?

What do I do about pain after a total knee replacement?

TKA pain: Usually less with spinal and femoral nerve blocks, ice, joint injection of pain cocktail intraop, postop narcotics. ...Read more

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What are the causes of stiffness after a total knee replacement?

Depends: Causes of stiffness following knee replacement include scar tissue formation, component size and position among many factors. However, the most important factor is the patient's preoperative motion (i.e. Preoperative stiffness is likely going to lead to less than optimal postoperative motions). ...Read more

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What is the best topical ointment to use for scarring after a total knee replacement?

What is the best topical ointment to use for scarring after a total knee replacement?

Another option: I am not directly responding to your question. But I wanted to bring up option of acupuncture to reduce scar. ...Read more

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Why am I experiencing pain, warmth and swelling in my knee 11 months after a total knee replacement?

Why am I experiencing pain, warmth and swelling in my knee 11 months after a total knee replacement?

3 basic possibilitie: Major long-term problems that are associated with total knee arthroplasty include late.
1- infection.
2- wearing of the bearings, and loosening of the prosthesis.
3-periprosthetic fracture and arthrofibrosis may also occur but are less common. ...Read more

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What can be expected after a total knee replacement for pt?

What can be expected after a total knee replacement for pt?

Physical therapy: Physical therapy is an integral part of the total knee replacement process. Many orthopaedic surgeons will start pt prior to surgery ("pre-hab"). Therapy is usually started immediately after surgery in the hospital. Upon discharge from the hospital, pt is usually done 3x/week for 4-12 weeks, depending on the rate of the patient's recovery. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Replacement (Definition)

It is when a surgeon removes and exchanges some are all of the componets of your knee. The bottom end of the thigh bone (femur), the upper end of the shin bone (tibia) and the undersurface of ...Read more