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How important is physio therapy after a complete knee joint replacement surgery?
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Dr. Kevin Stone
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Extremely important
Physical therapy is crucial for full functional recovery after a total knee replacement.
I believe that therapy should start as soon as possible, ideally the day after your surgery. Physical therapy should include soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, and strengthening exercises. Finding a skilled physical therapist is key to a complete recovery after receiving your new knee joint.

In brief: Extremely important
Physical therapy is crucial for full functional recovery after a total knee replacement.
I believe that therapy should start as soon as possible, ideally the day after your surgery. Physical therapy should include soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, and strengthening exercises. Finding a skilled physical therapist is key to a complete recovery after receiving your new knee joint.
Dr. Kevin Stone
Dr. Kevin Stone
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Dr. Roger Palutsis
PT after a TKA is crucial. Poor therapy can make a great joint replacement poor, or potentially a poor surgery great!!
Dr. Kevin Stone
Sports Medicine
In brief: Very Important
Physiotherapy is extremely important to regain mobility and strength of the knee, as well as to look at the entire kinetic chain from the ankle to the pelvis/low back for compensations that have occurred presurgery.
We believe therapy should start the day following surgery to reduce swelling and scar tissue formation and to strengthen the core and muscles of the leg.

In brief: Very Important
Physiotherapy is extremely important to regain mobility and strength of the knee, as well as to look at the entire kinetic chain from the ankle to the pelvis/low back for compensations that have occurred presurgery.
We believe therapy should start the day following surgery to reduce swelling and scar tissue formation and to strengthen the core and muscles of the leg.
Dr. Kevin Stone
Dr. Kevin Stone
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