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An_243604 posted:
My fitness level has gone down tremendously due to knee fracture and subsequent surgery....My therapy is going well but need exercises i can due to challenge me aerobically...I need help...PLEASE HELP !!!
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Mary Ann Wilmarth, PT, DPT, OCS responded:
Hello An_243604

It can be difficult to get aerobic conditioning when you have had surgery. You should speak with your surgeon or physical therapist.

You could try using an upper body ergometer (UBE) or arm bike. Once the skin has healed, sometimes you can swim with pull buoys for your legs so that you use just your arms. You should also be able to get on a stationary bicycle at some point during your rehabilitation.

Check with your MD and PT to determine exactly which aerobic exercise is best for you.

Dr. Mary Ann Wilmarth


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