How much activity can be performed after a total knee replacement?

A total knee replacement is designed to allow patients to return to activity without the pain they had previously. However, no one is certain about how high-impact exercises or low-impact exercises wear the knee components down.

The following two articles show that there is no difference in the success rates for total knee replacements for people that do high vs low-impact exercise.

  1. Click here to read the study published by Healio on how recommendations for patient activity after knee replacement vary among surgeons.
  2. Click here to read the study published by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) on physical activity after total joint arthroplasty.