Post operative exercises after total knee replacement surgery

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Total Knee Replacement surgery is the best treatment for arthritis when all conservative treatments have failed. The procedure has very gratifying results & completely relieves the patient of pain & discomfort. Physiotherapy & post operative exercises play a crucial role in the success of the surgery & are extremely important for the best results.

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Post operative exercises after total knee replacement surgery

  1. 1. Post – OperativeExercises After a Total Knee Replacement Surgery Visit- www.indicure.com Write to us at- info@indicure.com Call- +91 98184 62127 +91 93200 36777
  2. 2.  Phases of Recovery after a Total Knee Replacement Surgery (TKR): Early Post-operative Exercises Initial Activity Phase Advanced Exercises & Activitieswww.indicure.com
  3. 3. Early Post-operative Exerciseswww.indicure.com
  4. 4. Quadriceps SetsTighten your thigh muscle and straighten your knee. ThenHold for 5 to 10 seconds.Repeat 10 times, rest a minute and again repeat. Repeat severaltimes till the thigh muscles get fatigued.www.indicure.com
  5. 5. Straight Leg RaisesTighten the thigh muscles with knee fully straightened. Lift leg atan angle of 45 degrees and hold for 5 to 10 seconds and thenslowly lower.Positions for doing the exercises – Lying position, Sitting on aChair or bed.www.indicure.com
  6. 6. Ankle PumpsRhythmically move foot up and down by contracting calfmuscles. Repeat this exercise for two to three minutes, thrice anhour a day. Continue doing the exercise until swelling subsides.www.indicure.com
  7. 7. Knee Straightening ExercisesPlace a small towel just above the heel and tightenyour thigh. Try to straighten your knee so as totouch the back of the knee to bed. Hold for 10seconds. Repeat several times a day.www.indicure.com
  8. 8. Supported Knee BendsBend your knee while sliding foot on the bed. Hold theposition for 5 to 10 seconds and then straighten. Repeatseveral times a day.www.indicure.com
  9. 9. Sitting Supported Knee BendsExercise Position – Sitting at bed side or in a chair. Placefoot behind the heel of operated knee and straighten theknee, holding the position for5 to 10 seconds. Repeatseveral times.www.indicure.com
  10. 10. Sitting Unsupported Knee BendsExercise Position – Sitting at bed side or in a chair withfeet resting on floor.Slowly straighten your knee and hold the position for 5– 10 seconds. Then lower the knee and repeat theexercise several times.www.indicure.com
  11. 11. Early Activity Phasewww.indicure.com
  12. 12. Weight BearingDuring early Activity Phase, start bearing weight on the legundergone TKR. Balance your weight on the crutches and yourbody. Stand comfortably and erect with your weight evenlybalanced on your walker or crutches.www.indicure.com
  13. 13. Progression from Weight Bearing to Walking Start progressing from Standing erect to Walking. Advance your walker or crutches a short distance; then reach forward with your operated leg with your knee straightened so the heel of your foot touches the floor first. Start normal walking with following the sequence of heel strike, foot flat, heel off and then toe off. Walk rhythmically and smoothly as per the guidance of your physiotherapist or surgeon. Adjust the length of your step and speed as necessary to walk with an even pattern. Gradually put more weight on your leg. Progress from walking with a walker to walking with a cane.www.indicure.com
  14. 14. Return to Activity Stagewww.indicure.com
  15. 15. Standing Knee BendsStand erect holding a support. Bend your knee as much asyou can. Hold the position for 5 to 10 seconds. Straightenthe knee and repeat the exercise several times.www.indicure.com
  16. 16. Assisted Knee BendsExercise Position – Lye on your back placing afolded towel over your operated knee and dropthe towel to your foot. Bend your knee and applygentle pressure through the towel to increase thebend.www.indicure.com
  17. 17. Advanced Phase Exercises Multiple Angle Isometrics Light Isotonic Exercises – using weight-cuffs on ankle. The exercises are used for strengthening of knee joint muscles (Quadriceps and Hamstrings) Resisted Straight Leg Raising Closed chain mini – squats Lunges Stair Climbingwww.indicure.com
  18. 18. Stair Climbing and DescendingAlways lead up the stairs with your good knee and down the stairs with your operated knee. Remember, "up with the good" and "down with the bad."www.indicure.com
  19. 19. More Advanced Exercises Stationary Bicycling Stretching Exercises Aquatic Exercises Stair Climbingwww.indicure.com
  20. 20. For More Details:Visit- www.indicure.comWrite to us at- info@indicure.comCall- +91 98184 62127 +91 93200 36777

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