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Jogging after knee replacement

07/20/2009

Question:

why is jogging aftera paritalknee replacement not recommended. Is not the joint stable enough to withstand the pressure?

Answer:

Most typically after joint replacement, whether partial or total, jogging/running is not recommended because of the stress to the joint and structures in and around the area. If you are interested in resuming some sort of exercise plan, I would recommend a follow-up visit to your physician so he can review with you an appropriate exercise plan based on your surgery and the goals you have for physical fitness. Good luck!

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Janine   Oman, MS, PT/ATC Janine Oman, MS, PT/ATC
Assistant Athletic Director
Instructor at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University