To accompany the videos that demonstrate physical therapy exercises to do after hip and knee replacement surgery, the AAHKS Patient and Public Relations Committee has published printable guides. The exercises in the guides are represented with photos and step-by-step instructions. Both the hip guide and the knee guide progress in three phases over a period of 12 weeks. The regime starts with strengthening exercises and moves into endurance and balance. Matthew W. Bullock, DO, MPT was the lead author of the guides who worked with fellow committee members and the Evidence Based Medicine Committee for additional peer review. These guides and exercise schedule worksheets can be used by patients recovering at home with instructions from their surgeons. Download and share!

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