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Health Tip: Exercising After Joint Replacement

Here are post-surgery guidelines

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(HealthDay News) -- Having joint replacement surgery doesn't mean exercise is out of the picture.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers these guidelines:

  • Your doctor may have restrictions on your exercise regimen, so always consult your doctor before you exercise after surgery.
  • Until your doctor says it's OK, don't jog, ski, run or do other exercises that put the replaced joint under stress.
  • Opt for less-stressful exercises such as swimming, doubles tennis, golf and biking.


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