- Calisthenics (gentle aerobics-style exercises)
- Low-resistance rowing
- Skiing machines
- Walking & hiking
- Low-resistance weightlifting
- High-impact aerobics
- Power lifting
These lists are meant to give patients an idea of what to expect if they undergo knee replacement surgery. Before you begin a new exercise program, it is important that you discuss this with your doctor. If there is an activity you do not see listed, and you are curious about your participation, ask your doctor.
Colwell CW, et al. "In Vivo Knee Forces During Recreational Activities After Total Knee Arthroplasty" Presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, March 5-9, 2008.
Rogers C. "Survey: Unlimited low-impact activity 'OK' after TJR" AAOSNow Jan 2009, Vol3, No 1. Page 1.