When is it okay for me to exercise after my knee surgery?
You may resume exercise for you upper body as soon as you would like following all knee procedures.
Following a knee arthroscopy, you are not permitted to do any running, jumping, or any lower body impact exercises outside of the ones deemed appropriate by your physical therapist until 6-12 weeks after surgery. These restrictions will be modified by Dr. Snibbe as he reevaluates you at each post operative appointment.
Following a total knee replacement, you may return to the gym as soon as you feel able. You will be doing therapy at home after surgery with a therapist, and then will progress to outpatient physical therapy two weeks after surgery. We encourage you to begin walking regularly to build up strength in your legs prior to returning to a gym routine.