Knee replacement surgery, known as total knee arthroplasty, has become one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the US. Each year, more than 600,000 Americans undergo knee replacement to help relieve pain from knee osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or other forms of degenerative joint disease. Is surgery the right solution for everybody? Not necessarily. Many people could avoid surgery and rehabilitation with simple exercises.
The ultimate knee workout can help keep you free of pain, without surgery. Even if you don’t suffer from knee pain now, these exercises may help prevent problems from developing. People who have received surgery to replace or repair a knee also can benefit by strengthening their muscles to help guard against future knee injuries. Learn the exercises
Bottom Line Health interview with Dr. Steven Weiniger