Revision Total Knee Replacement: Getting the Facts 

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

What are the benefits of physical therapy?

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

 

Knee pain can result from an illness or injury, and physical therapy is commonly used to get a patient back to their normal functionality, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)Off Site Icon. Physical therapy can add to muscle strength, which can reduce pressure on painful joints and tissues, according to the AAOS.

Exercise can also help relieve knee pain caused by arthritis, according to the Arthritis Foundation (AF)Off Site Icon. Regular exercise can not only strengthen muscles, but can lead to weight loss, further relieving pressure on affected knees, according to the AF.

For more information about physical therapy benefits, 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