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How should I do sitting knee extensions after hip replacement surgery?

Here's how to do sitting knee extensions after hip-replacement surgery:

  • Sit with your legs bent to 90 degrees.
  • Straighten your operated leg at your knee.
  • Return to starting position.

Initiating knee extensions after hip replacement should be started at the appropriate time under the observation of formal therapy to ensure that safe position and technique is maintained. As the patient undergoes exercise on their own then a balance should be obtained between sitting less erect with the thigh less flexed up then a person normally would have an atypical seated position.

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