Start these exercises after you have seen your surgeon or physiotherapist.
Exercise is important after surgery to make your new knee stronger and more flexible and to help prevent blood clots. The exercises may feel uncomfortable at first, but exercising will help you to get back to your normal everyday activities sooner.
Your healthcare team may suggest you add some or all of the exercises below to the ones you were doing before surgery.
Remember to slowly increase the number of times you exercise each day, how often you repeat each exercise, and the amount of pressure you can put on your new knee.
Your team will tell how often to do the exercises, how many times to repeat each one, and how much force or pressure you can put on your new knee
Do the exercises on
both legs to make them equally strong and flexible. Do them slowly and with control. Make sure
not to force your new knee into a position that causes you pain or discomfort.
Current as of: May 6, 2019
Author: Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services
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