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6 Common Bed Exercises after Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Most common exercises performed after Total knee replacements consist of 3 phases:

Phase 1

Quad sets: Slowly tighten muscles on thigh of straight leg.  Hold for 5 seconds.  Repeat 10 times. Do 2 sessions per day.

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Gluteal Squeeze: Squeeze buttocks muscles as tightly as possible. Hold for 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times. Do 2 sessions per day.

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Heel slides: Bend knee and pull heel towards buttocks. hold 5 seconds and return.  Repeat 10 times and Do 2 sessions per day.

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Ankle pumps: Point your toes away from the body then towards the body. Repeat 30 times and Do 4 sessions per day

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Short arc quad: Place a large rolled towel or bolster under leg.  Straighten knee and leg.  Hold for 3 seconds. Repeat 10 times and Do 2 sessions per day

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Hip abduction: Slide leg out to side. Keep kneecap pointing up.  Gently bring leg back towards pillow.  Repeat 10 times.  Do 2 sessions per day

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My life revolves around health and fitness. As a young child, I enjoyed different style of dance. As an adult, I became a physical therapist. I helped people recover from injuries, pain or surgery. I also enjoy working out in my spare time. So I started teaching group fitness classes.
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