Revision Total Knee Replacement: Getting the Facts 

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about revision total knee replacement.

What are the benefits of aquatic exercise?

Dr. Matthew Lawless explains the benefits of aquatic exercise. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

Water exercises are sometimes used to manage knee pain caused by arthritis, according to the Arthritis Foundation (AF)Off Site Icon. The buoyancy of the water relieves pressure and allows the patient to stretch their muscles with less discomfort, according to the AF.

However, relief is temporary, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH)Off Site Icon. Some studies suggest that the short-term benefits of aquatic exercise may be helpful to patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to the NIH.

For more information about aquatic exercise, talk to your doctor.

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Source: Richard Davis II, MD, Premier Orthopedics; National Institutes of Health; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; National Institutes of Health