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How important is therapy after a complete knee joint replacement surgery ?

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Dr. Robert Lupo
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Very

Therapy is critical after replacement to restore your motion and rebuild strength.
I would not perform surgery if i felt a patient would not perform or be unable to do therapy afterwards.

In brief: Very

Therapy is critical after replacement to restore your motion and rebuild strength.
I would not perform surgery if i felt a patient would not perform or be unable to do therapy afterwards.
Dr. Robert Lupo
Dr. Robert Lupo
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Dr. David Fisher
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Very important

It is very important for patients to work on regaining range of motion and strength in the muscles around the knee after tka.
Failure to do so will lead to stiffness, weakness, and chronic problems. Therapy can be self directed or with a physical therapist, but working on exercises to strengthen the leg, bend and straighten the knee are required. Pain control is also important.

In brief: Very important

It is very important for patients to work on regaining range of motion and strength in the muscles around the knee after tka.
Failure to do so will lead to stiffness, weakness, and chronic problems. Therapy can be self directed or with a physical therapist, but working on exercises to strengthen the leg, bend and straighten the knee are required. Pain control is also important.
Dr. David Fisher
Dr. David Fisher
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Very

You can have the best orthopedic surgeon in the world but your outcome depends on your preop and postop physical therapy.

In brief: Very

You can have the best orthopedic surgeon in the world but your outcome depends on your preop and postop physical therapy.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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