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Dos and Don'ts
Stationary or Non-stationary Bicycle
Allowed Activities With Some Experience
Hiking (mild to moderate)
Stationary Skiing (Nordic Trac)
Certain Weight Machines
Activities Not Recommended
Probably Not Recommended
The reason that most orthopedic surgeons strongly discourage jogging and running after total knee replacement is that tremendous forces are placed on the knee during these activities. This stress across the joint on the polyethylene bearings can lead to catastrophic failure of the polyethylene material.
Total Knee Replacement Equipment
- If you are being discharged to a sub acute rehab center, they will supply you with equipment
- If you are going home, we would recommend the following:
Lower Extremity Dressing Kit
- Dressing Stick, 27"
- Elastic Shoelaces
- Plastic Shoehorn, 18"
- Raised Toilet Seat
- Wheeled Walker
- Aluminum Adjustable Cane