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Should I go for a knee replacement?

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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Yes if

  • I am no longer able to do my routine work without help
  • I have pain that keeps me awake at night despite the use of drugs
  • I have pain that keeps me from being able to walk or bend over
  • I have pain that isn’t relieved by rest
  • I have pain that is not responding to non-surgical approaches.
  • I have been told that less-complicated surgical procedures are unlikely to help.
  • The disease osteoarthritis is wearing me down physically, emotionally, and mentally.
  • I am suffering from severe side effects from the drugs
  • Advanced arthritis is demonstrated on my test
  • If significant joint damage has occurred on my tests.

Exercise impact on the knee

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Different exercises produce different impact on the knee joints. The best and safest exercises causing minimum impact on the knee for patients post knee replacement or knee arthritis are walking, biking, hiking, riding an exercise bike, riding an elliptical trainer and walking on the treadmill. In sports one can play doubles tennis and not singles. One can also participate in downhill or cross–country skiing. The maximum stress–producing exercises are jogging and golf swings.

Impact

  1. Biking generates the least force, producing impact of about 1.3 times the person’s body weight.
  2. Treadmill walking was next best, producing forces of 2.05 times the body weight.
  3. Walking on level ground generated forces of 2.6 times the body weight.
  4. A game of tennis produces forces of 3.1 to 3.8 times the body weight; serving produces the highest impact.
  5. Jogging produced forces of 4.3 times body weight.
  6. Golf swings produces forces of 4.5 times body weight on the forward knee and 3.2 times body weight in the opposite knee.

Exercise impact on the knee

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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Different exercises produce different impacts on the knee joints. The best and safest exercises causing minimum impact on the knee for patients post knee replacement or knee arthritis are walking, biking, hiking, riding an exercise bike, riding an elliptical trainer and walking on the treadmill. In sports one can play doubles tennis and not singles. One can also participate in downhill or cross–country skiing. The maximum stress–producing exercises are jogging and golf swings. Impact • Biking generates the least force, producing impact of about 1.3 times the person’s body weight. • Treadmill walking was next best, producing forces of 2.05 times the body weight. • Walking on level ground generated forces of 2.6 times the body weight. • A game of tennis produces forces of 3.1 to 3.8 times the body weight; serving produces the highest impact. • Jogging produced forces of 4.3 times body weight. • Golf swings produces forces of 4.5 times body weight on the forward knee and 3.2 times body weight in the opposite knee.

Should I go for a knee replacement?

By Dr K K Aggarwal
Filed Under Wellness | Tagged With: , , | | Comments Off on Should I go for a knee replacement?

Yes if

• I am no longer able to do my routine work without help

• I have pain that keeps me awake at night despite the use of drugs

• I have pain that keeps me from being able to walk or bend over

• I have pain that isn’t relieved by rest

• I have pain that is not responding to non-surgical approaches.

• I have been told that less-complicated surgical procedures are unlikely to help.

• The disease osteoarthritis is wearing me down physically, emotionally, and mentally.

• I am suffering from severe side effects from the drugs

• Advanced arthritis is demonstrated on my test

• If significant joint damage has occurred on my tests.

A: Yes if

1. I am no longer able to do my routine work without help

2.  I have pain that keeps me awake at night despite the use of drugs

3. I have pain that keeps me from being able to walk or bend over

4. I have pain that isn’t relieved by rest

5. I have pain that is not responding to non-surgical approaches.

6. I have been told that less-complicated surgical procedures are unlikely to help.

7.  The disease osteoarthritis is wearing me down physically, emotionally, and mentally.

8. I am suffering from severe side effects from the drugs

9. Advanced arthritis is demonstrated on my test

10. If significant joint damage has occurred on my tests.