Total Joint Replacement Educational Series Part 8: Activities After Total Joint Replacement
Posted Oct 10 2008 2:12pm
High Impact Aerobics
How Do I Get the Most Out of My Total Joint Replacement?
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.
you have any questions about specific activities, feel free to call the