While you should increase your activities after surgery a little at a time, there are some movements you
should not do.
Many people have questions about intimate relations after a knee replacement. While it’s usually safe for your knee joint about 4 to 6 weeks after surgery, you also have to feel ready and be comfortable.
For the first 3 months you have to protect the new joint. These pictures show you the positions that are safe and the ones that aren’t safe for your new knee joint.
Knee bends too much.
Too much pressure on knee.
*Illustrations from Returning to Sexual Activity following Joint Replacement Surgery (Vancouver Coastal Health, 2013) and Sex after Joint Replacement Surgery (London Health Sciences Centre, 2013)
Current as of: May 6, 2019
Author: Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services
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