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Is it wise to walk for 30 minutes a day/5 days a week, 6 months after a total knee replacement surgery?

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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Exercise is important to maintaining many aspects of health.
Walking is typically well tolerated by an artificial joint. Use common sense to guide your initial efforts. Start slowly and add duration/distance in small increments.

In brief: Yes.

Exercise is important to maintaining many aspects of health.
Walking is typically well tolerated by an artificial joint. Use common sense to guide your initial efforts. Start slowly and add duration/distance in small increments.
Dr. Robert Purchase
Dr. Robert Purchase
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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

I generally encourage exercise after joint replacement.
It is important to maintain muscle tone, weight control and general health. I don't recommend activities which involve impacts such as running.

In brief: Yes

I generally encourage exercise after joint replacement.
It is important to maintain muscle tone, weight control and general health. I don't recommend activities which involve impacts such as running.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

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In general, I do not see a problem with that type of program but it is really best for someone with knee replacements to discuss the appropriate exercise program with the orthopedist who did the surgery.
Not every surgery is the same and there may be some precautions that are applicable to the individual.

In brief: Ask your doc

In general, I do not see a problem with that type of program but it is really best for someone with knee replacements to discuss the appropriate exercise program with the orthopedist who did the surgery.
Not every surgery is the same and there may be some precautions that are applicable to the individual.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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