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Is it bad to not exercise at all after knee arthroscopy?

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Dr. Robert Meislin
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Exercise post arthro

a lot depends upon the timing of the 'exercise.
' a complex knee scope with ACL reconstruction may take some time before one can 'exercise' normally. That said upper body work can be performed soonafter. Swimming will happen sooner than running; biking on a stationary bike may occur with minimal resistance as well. A well trained physical therapist should be able to gradually return you.

In brief: Exercise post arthro

a lot depends upon the timing of the 'exercise.
' a complex knee scope with ACL reconstruction may take some time before one can 'exercise' normally. That said upper body work can be performed soonafter. Swimming will happen sooner than running; biking on a stationary bike may occur with minimal resistance as well. A well trained physical therapist should be able to gradually return you.
Dr. Robert Meislin
Dr. Robert Meislin
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Dr. James Brockenbrough
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Yes

The exercises are essential for a good recovery.
The strength of your knee is determined in large part by the muscles surrounding it. Weak muscles, weak knees prone to injury.

In brief: Yes

The exercises are essential for a good recovery.
The strength of your knee is determined in large part by the muscles surrounding it. Weak muscles, weak knees prone to injury.
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Dr. James Brockenbrough
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