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How can you stay fit after a total knee replacement?

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You can:

  • Walk
  • Swim
  • Golf
  • Go on light hikes
  • Bike
  • Dance

SOURCES:

UpToDate: “Total knee replacement (arthroplasty) (Beyond the Basics).”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Total Knee Replacement,” “Total Knee Replacement Exercise Guide.”

Hospital for Special Surgery: “Study: Patients Who Go Home After Knee Replacement Do As Well As Those Discharged to Rehab Facility.”

Medscape: “Total Joint Replacement Rehabilitation.”

Mayo Clinic: “Knee Replacement.”

Reviewed by James Kercher on January 10, 2019

SOURCES:

UpToDate: “Total knee replacement (arthroplasty) (Beyond the Basics).”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Total Knee Replacement,” “Total Knee Replacement Exercise Guide.”

Hospital for Special Surgery: “Study: Patients Who Go Home After Knee Replacement Do As Well As Those Discharged to Rehab Facility.”

Medscape: “Total Joint Replacement Rehabilitation.”

Mayo Clinic: “Knee Replacement.”

Reviewed by James Kercher on January 10, 2019

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