Assisted Knee Bend: Bend the knee as much as possible. Cross your legs with the good leg in front. Use your front ankle to push your surgery leg further back. Hold for 7 seconds then release the tension.
Knee Extension: Straighten your knee by lifting your ankle as much as you can. Hold the knee straight for 7 seconds then slowly lower the ankle. As you get stronger, use an ankle weight (between one and ten pounds) to increase resistance.
Proper wound healing is critical to the success of a knee replacement surgery. Each surgeon has their own protocol for how to manage the incision. There are several options for how the wound may be closed including staples, steri-strips and.