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

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.

Dr. Vonda Wright, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
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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