Swimming exercises after a total knee replacement - Doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How soon after a total knee replacement can someone use a continuous passive motion exercise machine?
How soon after a total knee replacement could someone use a continuous passive motion (cpm) exercise machine?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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
4-knee straightening exercises
5-bed-supported knee bends
6-sitting supported knee bends
7-sitting unsupported knee bends
8-stair climbing and descending
9-standing knee bends
10-sted knee bends
you could find detail on this web site. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
2- wearing of the bearings, and loosening of the prosthesis.
3-periprosthetic fracture and arthrofibrosis may also occur but are less common. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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