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Top 3 Priorities AFTER Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Surgery

Feb 19, 2021

If you’ve just had Total Knee Replacement (TKR) surgery, you’re now in what we call the “post-surgical” or “post-op” phase of your recovery.

This can be a busy time, between follow up appointments with your knee surgeon, physical therapy appointments, and trying to rest and recover.

With that in mind, there are 3 things you want to prioritize during this period:

->> Keep your pain and swelling down

->> Increase your flexibility (aka “range of motion”)

->> Increase your quad muscle activation

If you can focus on these 3 priorities in the first 4 weeks after your total knee replacement surgery, you’ll have a much better chance at making a full recovery.

In the video below, I’ll explain these priorities in more detail and give you some tips for each.

Also, if you’d like more information on the last 2 priorities, I have a video on the “Top 6 Exercises AFTER TKR Surgery” (just click that link to check it out!)

I hope this helps you make a full recovery after Total Knee Replacement (TKR) surgery! 

Reach out to me via email with any specific questions: 

– Luke Gordon, DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy/Owner of Gordon Physical Therapy)

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