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Total Joint Replacement Educational Series Part 8: Activities After Total Joint Replacement

Posted Oct 10 2008 2:12pm

 

 

Recommended

With Experience

Not Recommended

Golf

Ice skating/rollerblading

Contact Sports

Swimming

Downhill skiing

High Impact Aerobics

Dancing

Snowboarding

Singles Tennis

Doubles Tennis

Baseball/softball

Jogging

Rowing

Doubles Racquetball/squash

 

Stair-climber

Martial Arts

 

Walking/hiking

 

 

Bowling

 

 

Pilates

 

 

Treadmill

 

 

Weightlifting

 

 

Weight machines

 

 

Cross-country skiing

 

 

Elliptical Machine

 

 

Road Cycling

 

 

Stationary Bicycle

 

 

Low-impact Aerobics


 



  
How Do I Get the Most Out of My Total Joint Replacement?

Total joint replacements can "wear out" just like a normal hip or knee.   For this reason, we stress the importance of doing low impact activities.   All of the recommended activities listed are low impact, and the activities that are not recommended are high impact.   There are some activities that should be performed only with experience to decrease your risk of a fall or other injury.   High impact activities over time could prematurely wear out your total joint replacement.
For these reasons, we encourage patients to focus on low impact activities when exercising.
          We know that the goal of a total joint replacement is to get patients back to an active and pain-free lifestyle, which is why we encourage exercise and aerobic activity to make your new knee or hip feel good, but also to promote overall health.  

If you have any questions about specific activities, feel free to call the office.   

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