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How do I avoid a fall after knee replacement surgery?

Travis M. Hendry, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
A fall during the first few weeks after knee replacement surgery can damage your new knee and may result in a need for further surgery. Be especially careful about stairs until your knee is strong and mobile. Use a cane, crutches, a walker, or handrails or have someone to help you until you have improved your balance, flexibility, and strength.

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