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KNEE SURGERY RECOVERY TIMELINE

knee surgery recovery timeline

WEEK 1

Diminish Pain & Swelling

your therapists will reduce swelling by using cold and compression therapy. then you will start range-of-motion exercises.

WEEK 2

Full Knee Extension

Through non-weigh bearing exercises your therapists will help you reach a full knee extension.

WEEK 3-6

Walking & Light Aerobics

Most therapists will start you on walk exercises, gentle strengthening, or light aerobics to help further your range-of-motion.

WEEK 7-12

Strength Training & Jogging

At this state you will increase you activity level; some patients start to jog around the 12th week in recovery. Adding in cold and compression therapy will help further your range-of-motion.

MONTH 4-7

Enjoy a wide range of sports

At this stage you may start to enjoy sports like outdoor cycling, jumping rope, and many other sports that do not require side-to-side motion like soccer and football.

MONTH 8+

On Your Way to Full Recovery

You many then begin participating in most all sports slowly. Do not over exert the knee. Use cold and compression therapy to ensure a healthier and faster recovery.

 Note – This information has been taken from different internet sources.


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