What You Need to Do Before Having Knee Surgery



  • What you do before surgery may be just as important as what you do after.


  • Prehab - building strength before surgery - leads to better outcomes.


  • More than one million knee replacements are performed in the U.S. every year.


  • The most rapid increase is in the 45-to-64 age group, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.


  • Exercise, or mechanical loading as scientists call it, improves stem cells that stimulate tissue regrowth and increase blood supply.


  • Fitness can dictate success after surgery.


  • The key is getting the optimal amount, duration, type and intensity of exercise.


  • Those who exercised showed an increase in muscle strength of 18% to 20%.


  • Prehab is particularly useful when knees are weak and have limited range of motion.


  • Even 15 minutes daily of therapist-directed exercise for two months before surgery is beneficial.


  • It can greatly improve range of motion before and leads to easier recovery and greater range of motion after.


  • Work with a specialized trainer to design a program to increase strength without further damaging your knee.


  • You will progress twice as fast as the average patient.



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