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Knee Extension Stretch

How to Do: Sit in a chair and rest the foot of your surgical leg on a stool. There should be nothing underneath your knee while in this position. Rest in the position as long as you can (from 20 minutes up to 1 hour).

When to Do: before and after surgery

Benefit: Increases the motion and flexibility in your knee. It is especially important if you are currently unable to straighten your knee.

Hamstring Stretch

stretchesHow to Do: Sit on your bed with your surgical leg flat on the bed and your opposite foot resting on the floor. Keep your back straight while bending forward at your hips and reach toward your toes with your hands. Be sure to keep your knee flat on the bed and don’t allow it to raise up during the stretch. You will feel a pull in the muscles behind your knee.

When to Do: before and after surgery

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