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@GordonPhysicalTherapy.com
– Luke Gordon, DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy/Owner of Gordon Physical Therapy)