Having a Knee Replacement
Knee replacement surgery
Before your surgery
Equipment you'll need
Exercises before surgery – Phase 1 exercises
Day of surgery
After your surgery
Moving around and caring for yourself
When to get medical help
Exercise, sports, and other activities
Exercises to help you recover - Phase 2 exercises
Activities and sports
Safe sex positions
This information will help you move around, care for yourself, and do your daily activities safely after surgery. Do a little more at a time, and be careful not to move in any ways that could hurt your knee.
Remember, you’ll need to use your walking aids (crutches or walker) until your healthcare team says you can stop. Most people need to use walking aids for the first 6 weeks after surgery.
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