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What is the typical physical therapy protocol for total hip and total knee replacement?
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Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Strengthening, etc
The cornerstone of therapy protocols following hip and knee replacement centers on gait training and strengthening.
Hip replacement patients should focus on walking, abductor and gluteal strengthening, while knee replacement patients should focus on range of motion of the knee, quadriceps strengthening program.

In brief: Strengthening, etc
The cornerstone of therapy protocols following hip and knee replacement centers on gait training and strengthening.
Hip replacement patients should focus on walking, abductor and gluteal strengthening, while knee replacement patients should focus on range of motion of the knee, quadriceps strengthening program.
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends on approach
There are basic precautions for the different hip surgical approaches so you need to ask your surgeon their protocol and approach .
The same with knee replacement. This is a fairly lengthy discussion for you and your surgeon

In brief: Depends on approach
There are basic precautions for the different hip surgical approaches so you need to ask your surgeon their protocol and approach .
The same with knee replacement. This is a fairly lengthy discussion for you and your surgeon
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Dr. David Fisher
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Early movement
Rehabilitation following tha or tka involves early movement and strengthening of the muscles around the joint.
Patients can often get out of bed and walk on the leg within hours of the surgery. They will likely use crutches or a walker for a short time and work on range of motion and strength with specific exercises for each. Improvement will be seen for 2-6 months.

In brief: Early movement
Rehabilitation following tha or tka involves early movement and strengthening of the muscles around the joint.
Patients can often get out of bed and walk on the leg within hours of the surgery. They will likely use crutches or a walker for a short time and work on range of motion and strength with specific exercises for each. Improvement will be seen for 2-6 months.
Dr. David Fisher
Dr. David Fisher
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