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Bone & Joint Injuries

What exercises can I do after knee or hip replacement surgery?

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  • AJonathan Penney, Fitness, answered on behalf of National Academy of Sports Medicine

    The exercises you are able to complete will depend on how quickly your body heals from the surgery.  Prior to completing any forms of exercise, be sure to receive clearance from your surgeon. Following, meeting with a physical therapist is a great choice as they will be sure you are working within your limits and making sure you receive full benefit.

    Some forms of exercise that you may be able to complete include:

    • Aerobics such as walking
    • Water aerobic
    • Light strength training
    • Golf
    • Tennis
    • Cycling

    Again, getting clearance from your surgeon is ideal to make sure you are ready to return to exercise.

  • AVonda Wright, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, answered

    Preferred games for people with replacement knees include:

    • Aerobics

    • Cycling

    • Dancing

    • Golf

    • Horseback riding

    • Skiing

    • Walking

    • Swimming

    • Tennis

     

    Preferred games for people with replacement hips include:

    • Aerobics

    • Cycling

    • Dancing

    • Golf

    • Swimming

    • Tennis

    • Walking

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