Should I limit my activities after knee replacement surgery?

Once you have recovered from knee replacement surgery, a more active lifestyle can improve the lifespan of your replacement knee:
  • Keep active! Helpful activities include walking, hiking, cycling, swimming, low-impact aerobics, golfing, doubles tennis (without running for balls), and ballroom dancing.
  • But not too active! You still need to be careful, though. Avoid high-impact sports, including basketball, baseball, football, soccer, running, or rock climbing.
  • Stay at a healthy weight. Extra weight puts more pressure on your knees.

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