A knee replacement (also called knee arthroplasty) might be more accurately termed a knee “resurfacing” because only the surface of the bone is actually replaced. If you are planning to have knee replacement surgery, then preparing for surgery and actively take part in their care can recover quicker and with less pain.
- Exercise helps to: Maintain the movement in your knee, make your muscles strong, control your pain, reduce/control your body weight, improve your sleep, increase your knowledge of how to exercise after surgery
- Exercises to do before surgery: Core Muscle Activation, knee Straightening, lower Buttock Squeeze
- After Surgery: Will be discharged from the hospital in couple of days, follow-up, you can visit nearby Physiotherapist to get assistance to improve knee range of motion and to regain muscle power and functional activities.
- Staying active will help to: Increase your fitness level and endurance, prevent or help you manage other chronic health conditions, increase your muscle strength and power, improve your bone quality and life of your joint replacement, keep your weight under control, improve your mood and help you sleep better.