The ultimate goal of total knee replacement is to restore function to the joint and improve your quality of life. Therefore, postoperative rehabilitation is of utmost importance.
Complying with the exercise program and activities prescribed to you by the physical therapist is one of the stronger predictors of the success of your knee replacement surgery. Your physical therapist develops an individualized exercise program for you that will help improve flexibility and strength in the knee and its surrounding muscles.
Knee replacement surgery has a high success rate, but the success of the procedure, in part, is due to your commitment to the rehabilitation process. Remember, to expect good results from your surgery, you must be an active participant.