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.

For more info call today 203-240-4020 for free assessment. Go to wsj.com

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