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How can I improve how well my joint moves after a knee or hip replacement surgery?

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Your physical therapist may call this increasing your range of motion. After knee surgery, for instance, you may have pain and swelling that makes it hard to stretch the joint. Your physical therapist will lead you through exercises to help you bend and straighten it. You may also need to use a type of equipment called an isokinetic machine that does the work for you. Riding a stationary bike can also help.

From: Rehab After Knee or Hip Replacement WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons: "2.5 Million Americans Living with an Artificial Hip, 4.7 Million with an Artificial Knee."

Health Research Funding: "23 Amazing Total Knee Replacement Studies."

Grotle, M. 2010. Physical Therapy,

American Physical Therapy Association: "Physical Therapist's Guide to Total Hip Replacement (Arthroplasty)."

Piva, S.R. June 2010. Physical Therapy,

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on February 26, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons: "2.5 Million Americans Living with an Artificial Hip, 4.7 Million with an Artificial Knee."

Health Research Funding: "23 Amazing Total Knee Replacement Studies."

Grotle, M. 2010. Physical Therapy,

American Physical Therapy Association: "Physical Therapist's Guide to Total Hip Replacement (Arthroplasty)."

Piva, S.R. June 2010. Physical Therapy,

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on February 26, 2018

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