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Which kind of exercises can a total knee replacement patient do to firm lower body?
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Dr. John Dearborn
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Dearborn
Dr. John Dearborn
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Dr. Joel McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: A lot
Avoiding excessive cutting and pivoting and pounding activities (like running and jumping) are important.
Otherwise there aren't many limitations after knee replacement. Biking, swimming, walking, and elliptical trainers are all excellent exercises for leg strengthening.

In brief: A lot
Avoiding excessive cutting and pivoting and pounding activities (like running and jumping) are important.
Otherwise there aren't many limitations after knee replacement. Biking, swimming, walking, and elliptical trainers are all excellent exercises for leg strengthening.
Dr. Joel McClurg
Dr. Joel McClurg
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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Low impact
You can bike, swim, dance, elliptical, perform leg presses, quarter squats with low weights, hamstring curls, calf raises, abductor and adductor exercises, knee extensions, pilates, yoga, tai chi.
Many options. Avoid running or jogging.

In brief: Low impact
You can bike, swim, dance, elliptical, perform leg presses, quarter squats with low weights, hamstring curls, calf raises, abductor and adductor exercises, knee extensions, pilates, yoga, tai chi.
Many options. Avoid running or jogging.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
In brief: Quads and hamstrings
For the knee, quad and hamstring strengthening is recommended, especially progressive resistance (e.
g. Theraband, kinesis bands). Cycling, elliptical and swimming are great for cardio.

In brief: Quads and hamstrings
For the knee, quad and hamstring strengthening is recommended, especially progressive resistance (e.
g. Theraband, kinesis bands). Cycling, elliptical and swimming are great for cardio.
Dr. Raj Sinha
Dr. Raj Sinha
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