The surgical treatment of a severe degenerative joint disease (DJD) of the knee with a Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) produces a new surgical normality. To develop a new functional normality starting from this new surgical normality is never an easy step, most of all when the new functional normality is expected to be at a high demand activity level. Postoperative pain resolution is obviously the first and mandatory request to be satisfied in order to progress toward a new complete functional normality. A correct rehabilitation protocol, based on a correctly administered physical activity, is fundamental in reducing the incidence of functional complications which are incompatible with sport activity resumption. Moderate running or jogging is not generally considered a dangerous exercise; however, is not so harmless. Biking is surely the physical activity with the lowest impact on the knee after TKA.
|Title of host publication||Sports Injuries: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Rehabilitation|
|Publisher||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||2|
|ISBN (Print)||9783642156304, 9783642156298|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2012|
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