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What activities should you avoid after total knee replacement?

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Your knee could last more than 15 years, but it will eventually wear out. It’ll last longer if you avoid putting stress on it with activities like:

  • Running
  • Skiing
  • Tennis
  • Sports that involve jumping

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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