Biking recommended after knee replacement

March 6, 2008 2:43:31 PM PST
If you have a knee replacement you may want to put away the tennis racquet and get out the bike.

A new study shows biking and treadmill walking are two of the safest exercises for knee replacement patients. More surprisingly, golf swings were almost as tough on knees as jogging and tennis.

Surgeons typically advise patients to resume physical activity when they are able. But advice about which activity is best has been subjective.

The research results were presented at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons annual meeting.