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What physical therapy is needed after knee surgery?

Following knee surgery, the duration and intensity of physical therapy is often determined by the type of knee surgery, and also the person's health and goals following surgery. Physical therapy helps the person regain the full range of motion of the joint. Physical therapy should also help people regain the strength of the surrounding muscles and establish balance and proprioception to avoid future undue stress to the joint and gain greater function.

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