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What can a total knee replacement patient do to firm lower body?

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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine

In brief: Low to Mid Impact

I agree with things like exercise bike.
Also look at swimming, elliptical trainer, etc... Anything that does not involve hard heel strikes on the ground or workout surface.

In brief: Low to Mid Impact

I agree with things like exercise bike.
Also look at swimming, elliptical trainer, etc... Anything that does not involve hard heel strikes on the ground or workout surface.
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