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Saturday, March 8, 2014
Jogging after knee replacement
why is jogging aftera paritalknee replacement not recommended. Is not the joint stable enough to withstand the pressure?
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!
Janine Oman, MS, PT/ATC
Assistant Athletic Director
Instructor at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University